New York Times Sends Reporter to Find 5 People Unhappy With Tax Cut
Democrats and their media mouthpieces really, really don't like it when hard-working Americans get to keep their own money. In their minds, the all-holy government should be able to access as much money as it wants to redistribute.
All of the boilerplate leftist anti-tax cut rhetoric has been blowing up in their faces since the passage of the GOP tax bill last December. After screaming at the tops of their lungs that PEOPLE WERE GOING TO DIE because of the bill, the Democrats were quickly confronted with a reality that featured repeated news of corporations giving unplanned bonuses to employees and a decided lack of dead people.
A narrative shift was obviously in order.
As the bodies kept not piling up (maybe there just weren't many people left to kill after the repeal of net neutrality ended the world), Democrats decided to inform the beneficiaries of the bonuses that they weren't really getting much money.
Nancy Pelosi sobered up long enough to refer to a thousand dollars as "crumbs," then doubled-down on the remark when given an opportunity to back off of it.
This tactic has rather predictably not yielded a lot of public relations upside for the Democrats, so their little helpers at The New York Times came up with a new approach: travel to real America to find people who aren't thrilled with how the tax cuts are affecting their paychecks.
Not really angry, just sort of "meh," as the kids say today:
At Slyder’s Tavern, Matt Kazee, a machinist, drank a couple of beers as he waited for burgers to take home for dinner. His tab was about equal to the increase in his take-home pay after President Trump’s tax cut found its way into the nation’s paychecks.
“I have seen a little uptick in my paycheck, about what I expected, about 30 bucks,” said Mr. Kazee, who voted twice for President Barack Obama before backing Mr. Trump in the 2016 election. “It felt to me about like where things were 15 years ago.”
His underwhelmed reaction was not what Republicans had in mind.
An extra bar tab a month may not seem like much to a New York Times reporter, but there are plenty of us who'd sign up for that deal in a heartbeat.
Then the reporter gets to the serious business of spinning the "news" to fit the narrative:
But the result has hardly been a windfall, economically or politically. Other workers described their increase as enough for a week’s worth of gas or a couple of gallons of milk, with an additional $40 in a paycheck every two weeks on the high side to $2 a week on the low. Few are complaining, but the working class here is not feeling flush with newfound wealth.