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Sunday, December 18, 2016

A lot of Trump voters will be hurt by a lot of Trump’s policies [feedly]



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A lot of Trump voters will be hurt by a lot of Trump's policies
// Jared Bernstein | On the Economy

Over at WaPo on jobs and tax cuts.

And here's a new CBPP piece showing who, by income class, benefits from repealing Obamacare.

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would provide large, lopsided tax cuts to households with annual incomes over $1 million, just-released data from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) show. TPC also finds ACA repeal would significantly raise taxes on about 7 million low- and moderate-income families due to the loss of their premium tax credits to buy health coverage through the marketplace. These tax increases would compound the harm to lowand moderate-income families from repealing the ACA's other coverage provisions — cost-sharing assistance and the Medicaid expansion — and would add tens of millions of people to the ranks of the uninsured.

The standard response–and I'm not saying at all that this is wrong–is that none of this matters and I'm making the pointy-headed mistake of bringing facts to a fantasy show. But as I've written in many places under the rubric of finding the path back to Factville, we in the policy community must track these outcomes and the media must report on them. I cannot speak to their impact, but I can tell you that said impact will be a function of their exposure.

 


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