You, the midterms, and tax reform

Monday, October 15, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump signing tax reform bill Dec. 2017"You are better off today than you were this time last year" – that's the message of new TV ads in nine congressional districts.

The ads from Heritage Action, the politically active arm of The Heritage Foundation, are running on Fox News Channel from now until the midterm elections. Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action's vice president, says the ads focus on larger paychecks as a result of last year's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

"The reason we chose the tax cuts message is because as a policy-based organization, we really want to champion the right policy that's gotten done since President Trump has been in office – and we feel that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of December really epitomizes that," she states.

According to research conducted by The Heritage Foundation, the average American couple with two children will realize the following benefits as a result of the new law: an extra $2,917 in their paychecks in 2018, and a $44,697 increase in take-home pay over the next ten years.

Anderson

"When you localize the data," Anderson explains, "and you can show that a congressional district like Andy Barr's or Dave Brat's that we're targeting that they get at least $2,500 or more back in their pockets because of the tax cuts, we think that's really compelling."

Andy Barr is a Republican from Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Dave Brat is a Republican from Virginia's 7th congressional district. Both races are described as "toss ups" by RealClearPolitics.

Other districts where the ads are running are North Carolina's 9th and 13th, New Jersey's 11th, New Mexico's 2nd, Ohio's 1st, Pennsylvania's 10th, and Florida's 15th. The television ads cost $1.1 million.

Anderson recommends voters visit her group's website for a full list of candidates they are endorsing as well as additional information on the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Image above: President Donald Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (December 2017)

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