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    APRIL POLL, even FEWER people are seeing increases after tax cuts than in FEB/MAR

    One of the reasons for this diminshing result? "HYSTERIA". Yep, sorry, but apparently REPUBLICANS in the early polling data, FEB and MAR claimed they had seen more money. Now, not so much--in the APRIL data. Pure #'s. 55% of people say they don't have bigger checks!

    EVERYONE WAS SUPPOSED TO SEE AN INCREASE IN TAKE HOME, right? That was unequivocal.


    Poll: Fewer voters say they're noticing paycheck increases from tax law

    BY NAOMI JAGODA - 04/25/18 11:50 AM EDT 363
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    A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday found that fewer people were reporting seeing bigger paychecks due to the new tax law than those that did in a survey last month.

    The April survey found that 22 percent of registered voters reported seeing paycheck increases, while 55 percent said they hadn't noticed a bump and 23 percent didn't know or didn't have an opinion. When the news outlet asked about paycheck increases in early March, 27 percent said they noticed bigger paychecks, 50 percent said they didn't and 23 percent didn't know or didn't have an opinion.

    The April poll found that Republicans were more likely to say they noticed an increase in their paychecks than Democrats. Thirty-two percent of Republicans said they reported seeing larger paychecks, compared to 15 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of independents.
    The sample in the April poll included fewer people who said they were employed in the private sector or government and more retirees and unemployed people, which could impact the results because those who aren't receiving regular paychecks from an employer may not have any tax withholding.
    However, the percentages of private-sector and government employees who said they have noticed bigger paychecks decreased from the March poll to the April poll.

    The new tax law, which lowers individual tax rates, has been estimated to give most people a tax cut. In January, the IRS issued guidance updating tax withholding from people's paychecks to reflect the new law, and employers were directed to start following the guidance by Feb. 15.
    But polling has found that most people aren't reporting seeing an increase in their take-home pay. Republicans say those trends mean that they need to step up their messaging efforts.

    The polling comes as Republicans and Democrats are locked in a messaging battle over the tax law. Republicans are hoping that by touting the tax law, they will be able to keep control of the House and Senate after the midterm elections. But Democrats are arguing that the law mostly benefits wealthy individuals and businesses and have discussed rolling back parts of the law if they do well in the midterms...
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    Poll: Fewer voters say they're noticing paycheck increases from tax law | TheHill


    CORRECTION: I said they told us that EVERYONE would see an increase. It was ONLY 90%....

    We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take home pay,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in January. “These tax cuts will ensure that American workers are able to keep more of their hard earned income and decide how to spend, invest or save it.”


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    The damage that Republicans managed to do to PPACA has resulted in higher insurance premiums that overshadow the tiny, tiny tax cut. That, and the increase in gasoline prices have left most working class folks in the hole. Now, get ready for price inflation without any corresponding wage inflation. We've seen it happen over and over, since Reagan.

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    And the long con continues.....


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    American workers would have been much better served by a three buck increase in the minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    American workers would have been much better served by a three buck increase in the minimum wage.

    Absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    The damage that Republicans managed to do to PPACA has resulted in higher insurance premiums that overshadow the tiny, tiny tax cut. That, and the increase in gasoline prices have left most working class folks in the hole. Now, get ready for price inflation without any corresponding wage inflation. We've seen it happen over and over, since Reagan.
    Yeah, and the really BIG hikes in insurance premiums are still coming down the pike.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    The damage that Republicans managed to do to PPACA has resulted in higher insurance premiums that overshadow the tiny, tiny tax cut. That, and the increase in gasoline prices have left most working class folks in the hole. Now, get ready for price inflation without any corresponding wage inflation. We've seen it happen over and over, since Reagan.
    I've been mentioning the gas prices here for a couple of weeks. I haven't filled up myself in about 8 days. It was $2.49. AAA has it $2.87 today, average. People get real skittish when it gets to that $3.00 mark and start PULLING BACK!

    Our fucking CAR INSURANCE WENT UP 17% starting the next 6 month cycle. No tickets, no accidents, NO REASON! And that's GEICO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Yeah, and the really BIG hikes in insurance premiums are still coming down the pike.....

    Yeah. We also have states moving to sell policies once again that don't actually provide any coverage. I wish that ignoring our health-care problem would make it go away, but I have little faith in that plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    And the long con continues.....

    Absolutely loved that movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Absolutely loved that movie.

    At least the bad guys weren't absolute assholes.

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