Nancy Pelosi didn't have a great day yesterday, making an embarrassing, 'Anchorman'-style mistake on social media, then handing Republicans another ready-made attack line against Democrats heading into the fall. On the Twitter faux pas, it looks like she or somebody on her staff was supposed to tag a tweet with names or handles of certain individuals prior to publication -- but that somebody must have missed the memo. Oops:
That's a silly mistake, akin to this error, that's basically straight out of Veep. Less of a laughing matter, however, was Pelosi's strong implication that if they win in the fall, her party will seek to repeal the totality of the GOP-passed tax law and start from scratch:
Uprooting the entire tax law would inflict massive tax increases on nearly every American family. Approximately nine-in-ten taxpayers are experiencing a reduction in their tax burden thanks to the new policy, on which every last Democrat in Congress voted 'no.' Republicans' parallel programs of de-regulation and tax relief have helped fuel and sustain a sizzling US economy, the positive effects of which are simply undeniable. Voters, who are quite wary of President Trump overall, recognize this, and have rewarded him with much stronger marks on taxes and the economy than on other fronts. Public support for tax reform has flipped from badly upside-down to right-side-up, as Democratic myths and demagoguery have been disproven in real time by people's lived reality -- even as people like Pelosi sneer at the progress. Talking about undoing tax reform means that Democrats are willing to hammer families, individuals and small businesses with tax increases, including the overwhelming majority of middle income households.
Liberals would likely focus the rhetoric justifying their clawback by targeting that evil corporate tax cut, which is a big element of why the economy has taken off. It's why hiring is up, and why hundreds of companies have shared their tax windfalls with millions of their employees through bonuses and other enhanced benefits. It's why tens of millions of Americans are seeing utility bills slashed. And it's why small business owners are feeling as optimistic as ever about the prospects for their businesses. Are Nancy Pelosi and friends intent on erasing these gains?