On Tax Day, Trump tax cuts remain deeply unpopular

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Which again, has nothing to do with the actual topic. Why do you always divert, divert?

And maybe you did not catch this?

Even the number of Republicans who strongly approve of the law dipped in the latest Pew survey.

Again, most people are not seeing any benefit from the tax cut, while the big corps for sure did.
Not by much:

 
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Trump boasted in Michigan last month that he signed into law “massive tax cuts, the biggest in the history of our country.”As Americans rush Monday to finish with their own tax filings, their judgment on Trump’s beloved tax cut bill is pretty clear: Most really don’t like it. Multiple polls show a majority of Americans don’t think they got a tax cut at all — even though independent analyses show they did. And only about a third of the country approves of the legislation itself, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress at the end of 2017.

So as Trump moves closer to full-time reelection mode later this year, he will have to battle a stark reality: While his personal rating on the economy remains high, his signature legislative achievement is widely viewed as a political dud, one that has drawn special anger in places with high state and local taxes and pricey housing markets where deductions were limited to reduce the overall cost of the tax plan. One reason many Americans don't feel the tax cut: The most dramatic benefit was aimed at slashing the corporate tax rate. And many Democrats want to undo much of that cut.

Polling data suggest Democrats have fertile ground to rip into Trump’s tax cuts. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 17 percent of Americans believe their own taxes will go down as a result of the bill. A CBS News poll found that 40 percent said they saw no change from the tax bill. And more said it drove their taxes up (32 percent) than lowered their tax bill (25 percent.)

The bill itself has been unpopular from the start and remains so. A Pew Research Center survey conducted last month found that 36 percent of Americans approve of the tax-cut law while 49 percent disapprove. Even the number of Republicans who strongly approve of the law dipped in the latest Pew survey.

On Tax Day, Trump tax cuts remain deeply unpopular

Well yeah. When you had a lot of major corps paying zero taxes and then you either see no change in your bill or you had to pay more, that is going to piss off a lot of people
Wow a supposed piece of news packed full of quotes and claimed poll results and not any real... numbers.... I mean not even links to the actual polls.

President Donald Trump boasted in Michigan last month that he signed into law “massive tax cuts, the biggest in the history of our country.”
So I guess it could be debated whether it is the largest or not..... however the article doesn't get into that because it would rather quote opinions and non-sourced polls in an attempt to push a string and make news rather than report it.

Multiple polls show a majority of Americans don’t think they got a tax cut at all — even though independent analyses show they did.
Now here it the actual bit of information that the entire article spends time trying to ignore an obscure. The majority of Americans got a tax cut. PERIOD. Perhaps their withholding changed and they didn't realize it, perhaps they haven't filed yet and they are being asked about their predictions, perhaps they are simply clueless or can't owe less because they already don't pay anything but the reality is....tax cuts.

So as Trump moves closer to full-time reelection mode later this year, he will have to battle a stark reality: While his personal rating on the economy remains high, his signature legislative achievement is widely viewed as a political dud, one that has drawn special anger in places with high state and local taxes and pricey housing markets where deductions were limited to reduce the overall cost of the tax plan.
This is pure speculation and opinion.

The president still enjoys his highest marks on the performance of the economy overall. But the widespread unpopularity of the tax-cut legislation has offered Democrats running for president a giant opportunity to roast the president as showering benefits on corporate America while doing far less for average citizens he promised to help.
This whole article reads like a magic show. Misdirection, misdirection, misdirection. It keeps sharing actual bits of information and then keeps telling you it isn't real, you should ignore it or projects desires and wishes onto the reader. Personal rating is high, performance marks on the economy high.... BUT NOT REALLY....let's have some talking heads give you some analysis and speculation along with their opinions about why reality just isn't so.....

“I think the two major developments on tax attitudes are that Republicans have lost the edge they once had as the party best able to handle taxes,” said Karlyn Bowman, who analyzes polling data at the American Enterprise Institute. “And Democrats seem to be making headway by hammering away at the rich not paying enough.”
We've been told that objectively most people are receiving tax cuts and are giving Trump his highest marks on the economy but now thanks to random quote from an appeal to authority. She analyzes polling data but is any data presented to bolster her conclusions here.....nope.

One reason many Americans don't feel the tax cut: The most dramatic benefit was aimed at slashing the corporate tax rate. And many Democrats want to undo much of that cut.
So let me see if I get this right. We could have a nice table showing what percentage of cuts go to whom or a chart or even just numbers....instead we are told most people don't FEEL the tax cut because it wasn't DRAMATIC and because of that..... Democrats will WIN!

Just last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of over a dozen Democrats running for president, took direct aim at Trump’s tax cut bill by proposing a plan to add a 7 percent tax on corporate profits reported to investors over $100 million. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to help fund “Medicare for All” by rolling back some of Trump’s tax cuts. Multiple other Democratic candidates have suggested junking some or all of the Trump tax cuts to fund priorities from health and child care to infrastructure and universal savings accounts.
Analysis that we won't link to, cite or report as the news shows there was a tax cut. However it wasn't dramatic enough. Now that you didn't realize you hate Trump here are a bunch of Democrats and what they would like to do with the money that you really didn't get back or spend anyway....

Polling data suggest Democrats have fertile ground to rip into Trump’s tax cuts.

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 17 percent of Americans believe their own taxes will go down as a result of the bill. A CBS News poll found that 40 percent said they saw no change from the tax bill. And more said it drove their taxes up (32 percent) than lowered their tax bill (25 percent.)

The bill itself has been unpopular from the start and remains so.

A Pew Research Center survey conducted last month found that 36 percent of Americans approve of the tax-cut law while 49 percent disapprove. Even the number of Republicans who strongly approve of the law dipped in the latest Pew survey.
No citations, no tables with full results, no context, just pure cherry picking of numbers in an attempt to drive a narrative.
White House officials’ response to the unpopularity of the tax cut is basically: Who cares?
Hmmmmm.... I notice a lack of quotation marks there. Apparently they had to characterize the response since no one is named or quoted. Those cruel Trump people are just heartless!
And they say Trump’s overall approval rating on the economy — 58 percent according to a recent Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service battleground poll — will overcome general voter antipathy to the tax-cut bill.
So Trump has overall approval on the economy of 58%... really quite high for any given area. However that word.... antipathy..... is a very strong word. You would think that such a word would have a majority of disapproval attached to it or some actions, protests, SOMETHING. It's a deep seated dislike. It is hostility. It is opposition, animus, it is actionable....

The support for this claim.... well there isn't any. However there really doesn't need to be. No one is quoted. Nothing is cited. It is just the reported feeding their desires into the news. It literally reads like a bizarro world. Trump has incredibly high approval here and it will overcoming the opposition we see and hear everywhere in our imagination.
“There is a general principle that when the economy is strong, the incumbent tends to win,” said Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. “And the sentiment indicators that matter are all looking great. People see the health of the economy clearly and their sentiment about it is super high.”
An actual quote... and the quote says....this guy gets reelected...don't worry... we will put this so far down into the article that most people won't read this far, especially with all the negative stuff included above it.

Republicans also have a case to make that antipathy to the tax-cut bill is not entirely fair. Tax preparation firm H&R Block said last week that that clients’ overall tax liability dropped nearly 25 percent in for 2018. But refunds were largely flat because the federal government changed withholding tables to direct the savings to Americans immediately.
Again the real numbers are here and they are BURIED deep in the article. They are also dismissed. Tax liability overall...down 25% but here is why it doesn't really matter and also.....why the magical antipathy that is going to elect all of our favorite Democrats isn't entirely FAIR. See the Republicans screwed up by making sure people got their money....immediately..... bad mistake.
For the moment, even though the tax legislation remains unpopular, it appears that Trump could be running for reelection in a still-strong economy — though one that is losing some altitude. Fears of an imminent recession that spiked early this year have eased with a return to strong jobs numbers, a delay in the U.K.’s potentially messy departure from the European Union and better numbers out of China.
Trump should win because the economy is so strong but don't worry... seeds of doubt will be planted. Lightening could strike. The worst could happen. Things could get worse. We are just noting it with no numbers...we aren't rooting for it.
The Federal Reserve’s decision to stop its campaign of rate hikes — following repeated attacks by Trump to do exactly that — could also prolong the current expansion, which is set to become the longest in history this summer. The National Association for Business Economics in its most recent outlook predicted growth would slow to 2.4 percent this year but pegged the odds of recession by next year at just 35 percent.
If the economy DOESN'T get worse and by golly it had better get worse....it is because Trump is an asshole and repeatedly attacked the Fed to not slow down the economy.

Now that we've told you that your tax cut wasn't real and that you should hate it even if it is real... would you like to consider the alternative.....
“The decisions around tax cuts for the wealthiest — those have real consequences,” Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said in a recent interview. “We know enough. We know too much. We’re not going to fall for the idea that these pay for themselves because they never have. That means somebody will pay for them, and it turns out that somebody is us.”
This is our flavor of the month. He doesn't have a plan or better numbers or can't show how he literally did anything more than hire the dog catcher... but it's fine because.... don't you hate Trump now after this article?

I mean seriously....where's the real news? The real numbers? Anything.....
 
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Most people are pretty happy, cause they are getting to keep more of their money.

There will ALWAYS be a few whiners, though.

Thanks Trump!
Again, not what the article said

Why do the same people feel the need to divert over and over again?

Is it because they don't have anything else to contribute?

I'm thinking yes.
 

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Less than one in five registered voters say they paid less in taxes during the first year of President Trump's landmark tax law, a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday finds.

Only 18 percent of respondents say they are paying less in federal taxes for 2018 compared to 2017 in the survey, which was taken ahead of the April 15 tax deadline.

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A majority said their 2018 tax bill was about the same or higher compared to 2017. Thirty-two percent said their federal taxes were higher under the Trump tax law. A plurality of respondents, 36 percent, said they owed about the same in federal taxes compared to the previous year. Fourteen percent said they were not sure whether they paid more or less.

Poll: Only 18 percent say they are paying less under Trump tax law
 

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I’ve done my taxes. I did not benefit at all from this supposedly wonderful tax law. Fuck trump and the horse he rode in on.
Same here....like I predicted, I ended up mailing a check back to the federal government over the weekend. I ended up paying over and beyond, yet again. The plus side, I did not pay the same amount as years prior. At least it was not 5 figures like usual.