Why Trump’s Tax Cut Did Not Help the GOP in 2018
There’s a lot of blame to go around after the fiasco of losing the Houe of Representatives to the Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections.
Many Republicans did not support Trump. They like the way Washington works. They like making citizens dependent on their god-like decisions and a fat retirement pension at the expense of taxpayers.
As a result, many Republican voters stayed home because they did not have an option. It was either a RINO or a full-fledged socialist Democrat.
It didn’t help that California rigged the mid-term election through a slick form of voter fraud called “ballot harvesting”:
“Ballot harvesting” is political jargon for a practice in which organized workers or volunteers collect absentee ballots from certain voters and drop them off at a polling place or election office. Coined by California Republicans, the term carries a negative connotation to suggest improprieties and even election fraud. The conservative site Townhall.com called it the California Democrats’ “latest election-stealing tool.” The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board took a different view, calling it “a sinister-sounding way of saying their opponents turned out more votes than they did” in one recent editorial.
And what have the Republicans do about it? Whine. How is it legal in California and not North Carolina?
But there’s another reason. GOP policies like tax cuts do not help Republicans with typical Democrat voters. Some of them understand that tax cuts help businesses, and businesses create jobs. For people who want to work their way out of poverty, a tax cut is viewed as something good for the economy and them. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Here’s the problem, however. Tens of millions of people don’t pay Federal taxes. The tax cuts did not help them directly. In fact, tax cuts are a threat to their welfare mentality.
Mitt Romney got excoriated by the media during the 2012 election for the following:
Mitt Romney told wealthy donors gathered at a high-dollar campaign fundraiser that there’s a group of voters he believes he can never win over: people who pay no taxes. Video of Romney speaking at the event, held in Boca Raton, Fla., was leaked to the liberal magazine Mother Jones on Sept. 17, 2012, stirring up controversy in the heated presidential race. In his remarks, Romney used broad strokes to characterize millions of people who he said solidly support President Barack Obama.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney said in the video. “All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.
“And I mean the president starts out with 48, 49 percent … he starts off with a huge number,” Romney continued. “These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Romney was absolutely correct.
The Democrats had to shame him for what was and is the truth. Democrats thrive on dependency. The Republicans did not have an answer. They were afraid to defend the truth and point out that the Democrats are the one exploiting the poor.
There is a perpetual underclass in the United States that continues to vote for the Welfare State, and that means voting for Democrats.