Republicans are trying to hide from their massively unpopular tax scam bill on the campaign trail. Americans across the nation took to the streets ahead of Tax Day to make sure no one forgets.
As Tax Day in the U.S. approaches, Republicans are trying to escape the specter of the unpopular tax scam they forced through Congress.
But Americans aren't going to let them erase history so easily.
One woman in Michigan made the issue crystal clear — accompanied by a familiar friend.
— Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity (@MIForFamilies) April 15, 2018
Republicans tried to insist that their tax bill would be good for everyone, something even Sen. Mitch McConnell confessed was a lie. The truth is that the bill was designed to help only those who needed it the least, and to hurt people who are already struggling.
Eventually, some of them finally began to admit the obvious truth about the scam. But of course, such admissions weren't accompanied by a newfound desire to help people rather than harm them. Trump himself thinks it's "beautiful" when families struggle to make ends meet.
Rather than admit they foisted a colossal and damaging mess on their constituents, Republicans are simply abandoning the tax bill talking points.
It's no wonder. The bill's unpopularity is already causing the GOP pain at the ballot box. A stunning upset in Pennsylvania, in a district Trump won by 20 points, was likely only the beginning. The shift from reliably red to suddenly blue in Orange County, California, is another harbinger of self-inflicted turmoil.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's resignation only drove home the party's utter disarray.
The GOP is panicking about a "blue wave" in the midterms. The American people are making it clear that candidates are right to be scared.