Skip to comments.Teachers’ union urges Democrats to run harder against the 2017 tax cut
Posted on 06/15/2018 7:02:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The American Federation of Teachers is urging Democratic candidates to step up their attacks on last years Republican-passed tax cuts, armed with voter surveys that find the legislation useful as a way to argue for more public spending.
Weve found support for an increase in health-care spending, and for an argument that the increase is going to come from tax cuts for the rich, said Stan Greenberg, a pollster at Democracy Corps who conducted the voter survey for AFT. They created the vehicle for expanding investment by passing this tax cut.
The survey, conducted with 1,000 voter phone interviews and 1,400 online voter interviews, prodded voters with some messages that put pro-tax politics in a favorable light. But it also tested a message that echoes what Republicans have said in ads and speeches all year that Democrats say that the average savings of $2,000 per family is crumbs.
After hearing that message, 27 percent of voters in the Democracy Corps survey were more likely to support Republicans; 37 percent of voters preferred higher taxes on the richest so we can invest in education and make health care more affordable.
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Yes, yes! Listen to a bunch of entitled, overpaid socialists who got Cs and Ds in college.
My teenage daughter had A’s and B’s in everything but Environmental Science. She barley passed it. If math stops making sense to her next year, I’ll know why...
I enjoy the extra cash in my bank account, so all of you Democrats can go kiss a monkey’s butt.
They are NOT “teachers”. They are programmers and indoctrinators. Waterboarders of “the children”.
Barley passed it? That must have made her hopping mad!
Classic liberal-induced insanity on full public display....and they’re supposed to be teaching our kids something and get paid for it??????
I hope the Dems take advise from the socialist teacher union thugs - The Dems need to be properly identified as the American socialist party.
‘That must have made her hopping mad!’
she had to take it with a grain on salt...
Yes! Democrats please take the advice give to you by the teachers!
‘Classic liberal-induced insanity on full public display.’
now, now...a a FReeper once said on a thread ‘they only want to be treated like human beings...
Democrats. The bumper sticker party. Do they have ANYTHING original?
‘a a FReeper once said on a thread’
and they say typing skills don’t erode with advancing age...
At least one jackwagon on our local school board has used the Trump tax cuts as an excuse to argue we can afford more local taxes.
All the more reason to vote against every school financing scheme from here on out
If they’re going to play politics and not do their jobs EDUCATING, then starve the bastards
And STOP DONATING to colleges and universities
End public education.
Of course the government employee unions like the teachers unions hate the new tax law. High tax left wing states can no longer use the federal government to subsidize the high taxes used to pay off their union partners with obscenely exorbitant pensions, benefit plans and salaries. Citizens of these states will now pay the full cost of their “utopias”.
I guess the often-stated mantra “for the children” has shown its true face to be “for the money”. What a bunch of self-important losers.
Totally awesome strategy.
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