Democrats tried their best to mock the tax reform bill and downplay it’s significance but it didn’t work. Now they’re panicked as people seem to be enjoying the benefits. This backfired on Democrats so badly and now they find themselves playing defense.
CNBC has the story:
Democrats go on defense as the Republican tax plan grows more popular
America is warming up to the Republican tax cuts — and Democrats are starting to get worried.
Recent surveys have found growing support for the GOP overhaul of the tax code amid relentless messaging from Republicans and a barrage of businesses announcing bonuses and pay increases.
The momentum is increasingly leaving Democrats on the defensive on the kitchen-table economics they believe will be critical to victory in November’s midterm elections. In an open memo this week, Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said the party’s message has gotten drowned out in the debate over the tax plan.
“While Republican gains have not been enough to counter the extraordinary political environment for Democrats, it is imperative that Democrats return to focusing on the economic message and counter the narrative being pushed by the White House, Republicans in Congress and their special interest backers,” the group said…
But Democrats have also stumbled in their attempts to frame the law as primarily benefiting the wealthy and corporations — most notably, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s characterization of bonuses for workers as “crumbs” compared with the benefits that businesses receive under the new tax code.
The 2018 midterms are going to be way more competitive than the left thinks. People like the tax reform plan and there’s nothing Democrats can do about that.