Even the New York Times concedes that if you’re an American taxpayer, you probably received tax relief from the the historic Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.
If you’re an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut in 2018. And there’s a good chance you didn’t believe it.
Ever since President Trump signed the Republican-sponsored tax bill in December 2017, independent analyses have consistently found that a large majority of Americans would owe less because of the law. Preliminary data based on tax filings has shown the same.
Regardless, Democrats successfully messaged against the bill. In convincing people that they would not benefit from then President Trump’s cut law, “the Democrats did a very good job,” said Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center. “They were able to put that into the public perception, and the reality has been unable to break that perception.”