It’s not just Trump supporters who believe what they want to believe and everything else is “fake news,” it’s Republican lawmakers too. Three polls in the last couple months have come out showing most Americans and even many Republican aren’t all that jazzed about cutting the corporate tax rate—a central pillar of the GOP’s tax plan. Here’s the news from two separate September and October Politico/Morning Consult polls:
- Six in 10 respondents said corporations pay too little in taxes
- A plurality of respondents—41 percent—said cutting corporate taxes shouldn’t be part of tax legislation
The GOP response? Vox writes:
“Who cares?” Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) said before I had a chance to say what the polls showed.
Others said they didn’t believe the numbers.
“I don’t believe that poll,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) said. “I don’t believe it. It’s in all of our best interest to have these tax
Lowering the corporate tax from its current 35 percent to 20 percent, as Republicans are proposing to boost economic growth, is costly — the Tax Policy Center estimates it would cost the country $2 trillion over the next 10 years. But it also has potential to be politically expensive.
Sure, who cares what the voters think? I don’t believe that junk for a second.
There’s a reason Republicans have a base of voters who don’t believe in facts.