Democrats ahead in midterms but job growth helps Trump

Clay Curtis
September 13, 2018

"After handing massive unpaid-for tax breaks to Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent with the first GOP tax scam for the rich, House Republicans are here with more of the same", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday.

The shift is particularly acute in the U.S. Midwest, where Democrats have enjoyed a 13-point swing in their direction since July, according to the poll.

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist discusses how House Republicans released plans for a second round of tax cuts.

The proposal also calls for new tax incentives for savings by creating a "universal savings account" for families that could be used for a range of purposes and would allow the tax-free earnings to be more easily withdrawn than is the case with existing retirement accounts.

In races for the US House of Representatives nationwide, American voters back Democratic candidates over Republicans by 52 to 38 per cent, the poll showed.

His approval within his party was at 84 percent with Republicans in the Quinnipiac poll and at 82 percent in the group in the CNN poll.

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The GOP is seeing some opposition for the next round of tax cuts as lawmakers are looking to hold onto their seats in the midterm elections. All but one were from the high-tax Democratic states of New York, New Jersey, and California.

As the Inquisitr reported, during a fiery rally speech last week, President Trump addressed the threat of impeachment, warning supporters to vote in midterms.

The legislation would permanently lower the tax rates for individuals as well as preserve a larger child tax credit and the approximately $22 million estate tax exemption for couples, which was doubled in the 2017 law.

Republicans say the legislation will also seek to encourage start-up businesses by allowing them to write off more start-up costs and add investors without limiting tax benefits, such as research and development credits.

Under Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress, the federal deficit has begun growing rapidly again and is expected to blow through $1 trillion in 2019.

The relatively low numbers does not help Trump at a time that the White House is busy denying destructive claims about his leadership skills made by dormer aides and undisclosed sources in various book, most recently being Fear by veteran reporter Bob Woodward and Unhinged by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

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