By Jake Johnson : commondreams – excerpt
Some Republicans may finally be succumbing to the fact that “massive tax cuts to the wealthy, rich CEOs, and big corporations don’t resonate with voters.”
In what appears to be a tacit admission that “massive tax cuts to the wealthy, rich CEOs, and big corporations don’t resonate with voters,” vulnerable congressional Republicans up for reelection in 2018 have drastically curtailed promotions of their tax law in digital ad campaigns and on social media ahead of the November midterms, according to a Reuters analysis published on Monday.
The GOP’s growing reluctance to celebrate their signature legislative achievement of the Trump era may have something to do with Reuters survey data from March showing that a mere three percent of Americans say they have benefited from the tax law, while Wall Street banks and major corporations continue to tout record profits.
“All told, the number of tax messages has fallen by 44 percent since January,” Reuters reported on..
A familiar pattern: lie about the intent and consequences of a policy, pass it on behalf of the donor class, and then pivot to totally irrelevant culture war issues and hope the victims are too dumb to notice.” —Sean Illing, Vox… (more)
This pattern is not limited to Republicans. It is becoming normal operating procedure in far too many cities, counties, and states.