Voters Know Republicans Won’t Fight For Them On Health Care Or Tax Cuts
September 27, 2018
Voters know that Republicans don’t have their backs on health care or tax cuts. While Republicans only want to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are fighting to increase access and affordability of care. The Trump tax law has not raisd workers’ wages as Republicans promised, but Democratic-led efforts to raise the minimum wage have increased wages for workers in states across the country.
Voters have switched parties for the midterm elections because they know that Democrats will fight for them on health care.
CNN: “The issue of health care has made Hansen a Democratic voter in the upcoming midterm elections. And in this ruby red area of Kentucky, it seems he is not the only one. Indeed, there are some signs of a blue wave in a corner of the Bluegrass State.”
After months of health care sabotage and the Trump tax law, health care and taxes have become “duds with voters” and “huge liabilities” for Republicans.
Washington Post’s Rampell: “If you’d asked me a few years ago to name the Republican Party’s top policy priorities, I would have said: 1) Obamacare repeal and 2) tax cuts. Today, the GOP seems to believe that both are duds with voters. Worse than duds: huge liabilities, ripe for Democratic exploitation.”
The Trump tax law has not raised workers’ wages. Democratic-led efforts to raise the minimum wage raised wages in states across the country.
Vox: “When Republicans delivered $1.5 trillion in tax cuts last December and slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, they said it would come with a big wage boost for American workers. Except it hasn’t.”
Business Insider: “Between 2013 and 2017, wages in states where the minimum wage went up rose by 5.2%, compared to 2.2% in other states. None of that, of course, has anything to do with the Trump administration, which has done nothing to raise the Federal minimum wage.”