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Vulnerable House Republicans Set to Walk the Plank on Toxic GOP Tax Scam

Today, the Senate passed its version of the Republican Tax Scam, an historically unpopular piece of legislation that 52% of Americans oppose. The bill includes tax hikes for middle class Americans, massive giveaways to corporations and the wealthy, and a repeal of a crucial part of the Affordable Care Act that would cost 13 million Americans their health insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket. To make matters worse, this Tax Scam sets the stage for cuts to Medicare and Social Security because of the massive increase to the national debt that the bill creates.

 

The DCCC released the following statement on the plank vulnerable House Republicans will be walking down as they take up the Senate bill:

 

“Vulnerable House Republicans are going to have to walk the plank and vote for an even worse version of the Republican Tax Scam than they already did,” said DCCC spokesperson Tyler Law. “Not only will middle class families see tax hikes while corporations and the wealthy get tax breaks, but now Speaker Ryan’s majority will be voting in support of skyrocketing healthcare premiums. This Tax Scam just went from bad to worse and midterm voters will hold all House Republicans accountable for raising their taxes and taking away their healthcare.”

 

So before anyone characterizes this as a “win” for Republicans, take a look at the polling on this Tax Scam…

 

Reuters/Ipsos [Nov. 23-27, 2017]

  • Only 29% of participants support the Republican tax plan
  • Only 6% think the middle class stands to benefit the most from the tax plan, only 12% think ‘”All Americans’ will

Politico/Morning Consult [Nov. 21-25, 2017]

  • Republican support of the House GOP Bill dropped from 66% to 59%
  • Only 36% of registered voters support the House Bill

Quinnipiac Poll [Nov. 7-13, 2017]

  • Only 25% of respondents approve of the Republican tax plan
  • 59% of Americans said the GOP effort favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, only 33% disagreed with this sentiment
  • A majority of Americans, 52%, do not believe that the GOP effort will lead more jobs and better growth

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll [Nov. 8-13, 2017]

  • 68% of the public oppose eliminating the tax deduction for individuals who have high health care costs
  • More than four in ten (44%) think eliminating this tax deduction would affect them and their families

Politico/Morning Consult [Nov. 9-11, 2017]

  • 56% of Americans believe that Trump will benefit personally from changes to the tax code, if enacted
  • Only 29% of American think that they and their families will benefit from the plan

Washington Post [Oct. 29-Nov.1, 2017]

  • 33% support Trump’s tax plan, while 50% oppose
  • Six in 10 say Trump’s proposals on cutting taxes favor the rich, a perception that has dogged Republican efforts in pursuing tax restructuring for months
  • 58% of those with incomes under $50,000 oppose Trump’s tax plan
  • 56% believe Trump is doing a “not so good” or “poor” job improving the federal tax system

 


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