Robin Smith / September 17, 2018

Threatening Weather Ahead With Storm of Democrats

They will almost certainly raise taxes on almost all Americans if they win in November.

All things in the political arena these days revolve around President Donald Trump. So much so that even some were assigning to Trump the power of Hurricane Florence still soaking North and South Carolina with its massive volume of water. The midterm elections that are just weeks away are no different related to the spin around Trump. But it’s Democrats who will be the true disaster to strike Americans, soaking us with massive tax increases and the reversal of policies that have unleashed economic growth after a near-decade of being shackled with government control, overreach, and taxation.

The driving force of Democrats in their effort to gain the majorities in the House and Senate is their dripping disgust for President Trump and his supporters. This vortex of emotion has mobilized Democrats while exposing a fact: Republicans are not running against a logical platform or positive program. No, Republicans are running against a voter turnout model driven by angry Democrats who’ve yet to accept that they lost to a complete political novice, as well as the desperation of a growing number of individuals to stop any policy that empowers citizens instead of the state. What’s their message?

Democrats not only still refuse to acknowledge the benefits of deregulation for businesses but still believe that the historic tax cuts that have increased take-home pay of 90% of workers (according to The Heritage Foundation) are mere crumbs. The Republicans’ Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) has reduced federal taxes $2,000 for a family of four making $73,000 per year. The corporate tax rate cut to 21% made the U.S. globally competitive, which has helped fuel a record-low unemployment rate.

The middle class has benefitted from the Trump tax cuts and will be harmed if Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats not only reverse these cuts but increase taxes on workers so as to grow entitlement spending on “free” college, Medicare for all, and a universal wage. Democrats plan to return to the failed, government-centric policies that yielded the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.

Republicans are pressing forward to make the tax cuts permanent.

Since the Democrats and their Leftmedia super PAC have spent almost two years telling Americans how stupid they are to have voted for Trump, how racist they are to want a southern border to protect the value of their citizenship and their jobs, and that it was Trump’s fault that corrupt Russian operatives stole the election, most have not had access to news reports that adequately feature either the tremendous performance of the economy or the significance of the proposed Tax Reform 2.0.

Instead, the hypocrisy of Democrats is covered up by the accomplices who permit Democrats to actually speak of freezing federal spending (see Phil Bredesen in Tennessee’s Democrat Senate primary) at the exact same time that Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and their flock of socialist lemmings speak of spending $32 trillion in just 10 years to put everyone on a government insurance plan. To give this “health care” to everyone, the plan is to raise the income tax on workers to collect $1 trillion more, increase the death tax on a family’s inheritance, and apply a 2.2% payroll tax on families and individuals along with a 6.2% payroll tax on businesses. But remember, this health care is “free.” And, no, Democrats are not running on a platform that’s logical or even realistic.

Yet there is one group of taxpayers for whom Democrats do want to reduce the tax burden — wealthy blue staters. Sure enough, Democrats want to restore the full deductions of local and state sales taxes, or SALT, which is most often used by the wealthy in states governed by Democrats who love jacking up taxes to fund their projects and feather their nests, but want those very tax sums to be fully deductible for their wealthy pals. Republicans capped this deduction at $10,000, reversing the unlimited deductions that allowed the IRS tax code to be used to subsidize blue states with red-state money.

The November elections are so very critical to Americans. There is a virtual guarantee of increased taxes, increased regulations, and increased loss of jobs if Democrats win a majority of seats in the Senate and/or House. America endured the slog of the Obama economy. Will Americans choose to go back to that, or will they pick the production economy of Trump with low taxation and greater personal wealth and savings?

Let’s hope the unseen wind that swept away the storm clouds from the November 2016 landscape prevails again to protect free markets, the right to work, and the global leadership of America. Otherwise, expect a forecast that will darken the days for American families.

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