Dems Are the Party of the Rich. So Why Not Tax the Rich?

Dems Are the Party of the Rich. So Why Not Tax the Rich?
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As the tax reform bill goes to conference and Congressional leaders look for revenue to solidify the coalition of Republicans supporting tax reform, the Democrats are fully engaged in their decades-old attack on the GOP for “cutting taxes for the rich.”

This line of political attack dates back to at least 1982, when the Democrats ran their “Tin Cup vs. Champagne Flutes” ad in Reagan's first mid-term election. Whether run as a TV ad in the eighties during “Knight Rider” or seen today as a segment on "The Rachel Maddow Show," the narrative is not hard to decipher – Republicans are cutting taxes for their rich cronies at the expense of the poor and middle class.

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