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Reeher weighs in on Dems using tax bill to gain votes in the Hill

January 4, 2018

The Hill

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher was quoted in the Hill article, "Dems see tax bill as giving them midterm advantage." Reeher says Democrats have benefited so far from positive press coverage but that it could be harder to attack the bill if taxpayers start to see some benefits in their paychecks.

"Although there are many deep problems with this bill — most notably its effects on overall economic inequality and the national debt — Democrats have so far gained a lot of traction by spreading misinformation about it, claiming that the middle class will pay more," says Reeher. "The media have largely passed this message along uncritically, and the payoff from the Democratic strategy can be seen in recent polling numbers. But that message will be harder to sustain as we get closer to November 2018, and people start running the 2018 tax numbers for themselves." 01/04/18

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