Large Majorities of Americans Oppose the Republican Tax ScamPhoto by Drew Angerer/Getty Politics Features Tax Reform
New polling is out on the GOP tax scam today, and if we lived in a democracy, these figures would spell doom for the Republican Party. Per the Quinnipiac poll:
The Republican tax plan pending in the U.S. Congress benefits the wealthy the most, 64 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
American voters disapprove of the tax plan 53 – 29 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Republicans approve of the plan 67 – 10 percent, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed to approve. White men are divided as 40 percent approve and 42 percent disapprove.
In a separate question, voters say 61 – 34 percent that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.
The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes.
In the wake of the Republican tax plan, American voters say 47 – 39 percent that the Democratic Party can do a better job handling taxes. Voters have been divided on this question in the past.
This isn’t the only poll proving that few of us buy the lie that is the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
Gallup: Americans oppose the GOP tax plan 56-29, with only 25% of independents approving. Those are numbers much worse than where Obamacare was when it passed in 2010. pic.twitter.com/9yF3rwee6n
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 5, 2017
This polling is nothing new, and ever since this push for tax cuts began, Americans have largely been united in their belief that this “plan” is simply one big giveaway to the rich. However, because we live in hyper-partisan and hyper-gerrymandered times, Republicans are not accountable to all Americans—just their rabid base who endorses a child molester over any Democrat.
There is a direct line between the GOP’s support for Roy Moore in Alabama and their insistence to jam a bill through Congress that they know is wildly unpopular. Everything in Republican politics takes a backseat to serving the wishes of America’s oligarchs, and Moore is simply another vote that they can use to reorganize society around a handful of billionaire’s demands. If we are to make good on the promise of the American project, we must vote these craven monsters out of office in 2018, 2020 and 2022 for willingly opposing the will of the American people.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.