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Polls and Priorities

FoxNews headline: “Fox News Poll: Voters Say Taxes are Too High, Want Reform this Year”.

This headline is blatant propaganda. Polls are all in what you ask, and who you ask. I can get any poll result you want by phrasing the question right and asking the proper group. That is easy. You know what is hard? Governance is hard. Balancing the interests of diverse constituencies. Doing right by the people and not just the billionaires is hard. Understanding health care policy is hard. Or foreign policy, or fiscal policy. That is the hard stuff. Heck, even understanding the Constitution seems hard. So if Republican politicians say they want to reform taxes, grab you wallet. If you didn’t donate six figures last election cycle, you’re not the person who is going to benefit from tax reform.

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