Democrats Continue to Be Caught Flat-Footed by Tax Reform’s Success

Republicans’ tax reform plan left Democrats in a messaging bind. Do they attempt to find common ground with their GOP foes knowing that the bill would be popular and would increase worker wages? Or do they maintain their #resistance theme and oppose Republican ideas at all cost in the hopes of not muddying their message.…
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President Trump: America is Open for Business

James Carville, one of President Bill Clinton’s campaign strategists, desperately wanted to keep his client on message. To help the effort he hung a sign in the campaign’s Little Rock headquarters that read: Change v. more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget health care It’s the economy, stupid. And right now, the Trump…
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Under Trump Wages are Finally Rising

The president delivered a powerful messages to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: “The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America.” By almost any economic measure Trump was correct. The U.S. economy grew 2.3 percent last year, the best growth in two years, and it has grown at a rate…
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Tax Reform Gives Republican Poll Numbers a Big Lift

Polls have not been kind to Congressional Republicans recently. Across 15 polls spanning the month of December, Democrats led the generic Congressional ballot—which asks respondents whether they’d vote for a Republican or Democrat congressional candidate next year, without giving the names of specific candidates—in all of them, by double digits in nine of them, and…
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The List of Companies Offering Tax-Reform Fueled Bonuses and Wage Increases Continues to Grow

Congratulations America. Not only have you managed to maintain life on earth, but you’ve successfully navigated Armageddon! What a fantastic start to the New Year. Confused? Remember back to December when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed: “If [Republicans tax bill] goes through, kiss life on earth goodbye. The debate on health care is like…
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Tax Reform Caps Off A Productive Year for Republicans

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office it’s worthwhile to remember just how low pundit’s expectations of his time in office were: “Trump is headed for a do-nothing presidency…I see him making Carter look dynamic and accomplished by comparison.” wrote Josh Barro in Business Insider. “This is what always happens…
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Workers Already Reaping a Tax Reform Windfall

President Trump made a bold promise in November, one that few outside of Congressional Republicans believed could be done. “We’re working to give the American people a giant tax cut for Christmas,” President Trump said at the White House. “We are giving them a big, beautiful Christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax…
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Democrats Will Rue Their Decision Not to Negotiate on Tax Reform

Republicans accomplished what once seemed impossible, passing the largest federal tax reform package in decades. The landmark legislative victory put sizable tax cuts in the stockings of the middle class and larger wages under the tree of workers. But to hear Democrats tell it, they were the recipients of a Christmas miracle. In their minds,…
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Despite Democrat Doom and Gloom, GOP Tax Reform is Already Putting More Money in Americans’ Pockets

“I have said that this was stiff competition by some of the other things they have put forth, is the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of the Republicans tax proposal. Never mind the fact that Congress once passed the Alien & Sedition Acts (allowed…
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Republicans’ Appear Poised to Complete Tax Reform Promise

Congressional Republicans unveiled the most significant reforms of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades on Friday evening, putting them on a path to fulfill their goal of passing reform prior to Christmas. Nearly everyone will find a gift for themselves under this impressive Christmas tree. Families will enjoy across-the-board rate reductions, allowing…
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