‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections - The Washington Post

Washington Post| Sun Dec 03 16:00:04 EST 2017
DAYTON, Ohio — The Senate Republicans’ chaotic late-night vote Friday to overhaul the tax system widened the country’s partisan divisions Saturday — sparking a political grudge match that lawmakers vowed to carry into next year’s midterm elections. Democrats, united in their opposition, attacked the legislation as a “scam” passed to benefit wealthy donors and corporations. Republicans, promising years of wage and job growth once the bill becomes law, acknowledged that they face a difficult task convincing voters to have faith in a measure that received support from the GOP alone. “They tend not to be popular,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), referring to bills passed with onl..

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