May 7, 2018

THEY WERE ALWAYS TOO TRIVIAL TO MATTER:

Republicans in key election races turn down volume on Trump's tax cuts (David Morgan, 5/07/18, Reuters) 

Right after Republicans in the U.S. Senate passed their income tax overhaul in December, delivering tax cuts to businesses and most American taxpayers, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was buoyant.

Surrounded by jubilant fellow Republicans, he told reporters, "If we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work."

Four months later, McConnell's attempt at levity could prove prophetic. 

The most vulnerable Republican incumbents in the tightest congressional races in the November elections are talking less and less about the tax cuts on Twitter and Facebook, on their campaign and congressional websites and in digital ads, the vital tools of a modern election campaign, a Reuters analysis of their online utterances shows. 

Nor can Democrats run on their claim that the bill was going to destroy the economy.

Posted by at May 7, 2018 4:22 AM

  

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