The GOP tax cuts are popular. Sorry, Democrats. But we told you they would be.
Here is something you, and plenty of Republicans along with you, continue to not understand: people like paying less in taxes.
Here is something else you should understand: make them permanent.
Even the New York Times admits that Republican tax reform sells. And not only is public support now over 50% (you know, more of us like them than don’t), but it’s proving to be a boon to Republicans in this election year. (It’s almost like exactly what I said would happen! No wait, it’s exactly like exactly what I said would happen!!)
From the NYT:
The tax overhaul that President Trump signed into law now has more supporters than opponents, buoying Republican hopes for this year’s congressional elections.
The growing public support for the law coincides with an eroding Democratic lead when voters are asked which party they would like to see control Congress. And it follows an aggressive effort by Republicans, backed by millions of dollars of advertising from conservative groups, to persuade voters of the law’s benefits.
I love that bitter little dig at the end, as if it’s some big deceitful campaign. Note that liberal rags playing critic during the Obamacare debate and implementation faulted Obama repeatedly for failing to “sell” healthcare to the American people. This is how you show people facts: you put out information.
And here is what happens when you do that…
Over all, 51 percent of Americans approve of the tax law, while 46 percent disapprove, according to a poll for The New York Times conducted between Feb. 5 and Feb. 11 by SurveyMonkey. Approval has risen from 46 percent in January and 37 percent in December, when the law was passed.
As we have stated repeatedly here at RedState, this increase in support was an obvious and predictable outcome. Workers across the country have been getting raises, bonuses, increased benefits, often permanent, and people will keep more of that money in their pocket thanks to the tax cuts.
Haters can spin and spin all day but they can’t spin money out of our bank accounts. Money that wasn’t there before the tax relief.
Even cries of impermanence are hollow. It is the very nature of a bonus, for example, that it not be permanent, but there’s not a worker in America that’s going to turn one down. People like relaxing of burdens. People are happier when they have relief from stress, even if it’s only for a time. Tax cuts, you see, are a good thing.
I know down in the comments there will be the Debbie Downers trying to math out how you’re going to have other expenses later on because of this tax reform, but allow me to say: meh.
It’s paying off. And guess what? Maybe that approval makes them fix the back end. Maybe members of congress realize that voters with more money are happier, votier voters.
Oh I forgot to tell you my favorite part of this story.
“Public opinion is moving in the direction of this bill,” said Jon Cohen, chief research officer for SurveyMonkey. “Considering where it was, it is dramatically different.”
Mr. Cohen cautioned that the bill still was not particularly popular, and opposition among Democrats remained strong. Still, support has grown even among Democrats, from 8 percent just before the bill passed in December to 19 percent this month. For Democrats, Mr. Cohen said, running on opposition to the bill has become more of a political gamble.
Opposing it is a gamble! Is that not beautiful? It’s a GOP bill, it was pushed by Ryan, McConnell, and TRUMP, and opposing it is a political GAMBLE for Democrats.
This is, quite literally, a case of us laughing on the way to the bank.