Tag Archives: GOP Tax Plan


Half Expect Their Taxes Will Increase Under Current GOP Plan

47% to 26%

A new Monmouth poll finds Americans disapprove of the tax reform plan currently making its way through Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, 47% to 26%. It is worth noting that strong disapproval (35%) of the proposal far outweighs strong approval (13%). Key finding: “Half the public believe their own taxes would go up under this plan and a plurality would like to see Congress scrap the current effort and start fresh in 2018.”


Through the Lens of the GOP Tax Plan, the Future Looks Bleak

If the Republican tax plan passes Congress, it will mark a watershed for the United States. The medium- and long-term effects of the plan will be a massive drop in public investment, which will come on the heels of decades of declining spending (as a percentage of gross domestic product) on infrastructure, scientific research, skills training and core government agencies. The United States can’t coast on past investments forever, and with this legislation, we are ushering in a bleak future.”

Fareed Zakaria


Voters Will Hold Candidates Responsible for Tax Plan

55% to 26%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the pending Republican tax plan by a wide margin, 55% to 26%, and 43% say they are less likely to vote for a U.S. Senator or Congressperson who supports the plan. Key finding: “Only 16% of American voters say the tax plan will reduce their taxes, while 44% say it will increase their taxes and 30% say the tax plan will have little impact.”


The ‘Anti-Suburban Tax Bill’ Will Take Its Toll

“The suburbs are swinging back to us.”

— Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saying the Republican tax proposal is “an anti-suburban tax bill” because it would reduce how much homeowners can deduct in state and local taxes, the Washington Post reports.

Poetic Justice

From ‘Plan’ to ‘Scam’

It’s hard to label what the Republicans are making a “plan.”
It sure doesn’t fulfill the promises of the man with the orange tan.
But as congressional bumblers
Keep massaging the numbers,
It’s just looking more and more like a rich white guy’s scam.


Nearly Half of Voters Oppose GOP Tax Plan


A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll finds just 32% support the GOP tax plan while 48% oppose it. Key finding: “That’s the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades, including the Affordable Care Act in 2009.”


Most Americans Disapprove of GOP Tax Plan


A new CBS News poll finds 53% of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan being considered by Congress – including four in 10 who disapprove strongly, and only one in five Americans expect their own taxes to go down.


GOP Tax Plan Is Even More Unpopular than Trump

53% to 29%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the Republican tax plan 53% to 29%. By a 61% to 34% margin, voters say the plan benefits the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. Meanwhile, President Trump’s approval rate is 35% to 58% and voters think he’s unfit to be president by a 56% to 40% margin.


GOP Tax Plan Offers Everyone Something to Hate

“The Republican tax plan is the rare piece of legislation that manages to provide something for nearly everyone to hate.”

— Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders’ former campaign managers, Robby Mook and Jeff Weaver, in a joint memo.


Most Small Businesses Oppose GOP Tax Plan


A Public Policy Polling poll finds that 51% of small businesses are opposed to the Republican tax bill, while 34% support the GOP tax plan. Just over half of respondents — 52% — agreed with the statement that current proposals favor large corporations over small businesses. Fifty-eight percent said it felt wealthy corporations would benefit the most.