Approval ratings on the Republican tax plan aren’t simply poor, they’re downright fathomless. Only 26 percent of Americans support the plan, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Democratic strategist Keith Boykin said that the tax plan, as it stands, is “unlikely” to pass with any Democratic support. However, even as it stands, it’s outright un-American.
“The proposal that’s in the House and the one they’re talking about in the Senate is contradictory to Democratic principles,” he continued. “It’s contradictory to what the American people want. I mean, the idea that they’re taking federal tax resources, and giving money to people who have private jets, to people who have estates worth more than $5.5 million, to wealthiest one tenth of 1 percent. At the same time they’re taking away benefits from working class people who actually are getting benefits — for example college tuition tax credits or people who are getting benefits for teachers who are paying for school supplies.”
He went on to say that the average person who makes less than $30,000 a year will see their taxes rise in 2021. Similarly, Boykin explained that those who make less in $75,000 a year will also see their taxes rise, but not until 2027.
“That’s not American, that’s taking from the poor and giving to the rich,” he continued. “It’s reverse Robin Hood. You might even call this the Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric [Trump] retirement plan. That’s how bad it is.”
Watch the full segment below: