SAVE OUR GOP MAJORITY IN CONGRESS
One of the strange outgrowths of the feeding frenzy over the Kavanaugh hearings is that there are important news stories lost in the shuffle that, on another day, might have been the lead item on the cable news shows.
This might have been the case with the House voting to make the GOP tax cuts passed last year permanent.
Many provisions of the tax cut legislation were set to expire in 2025 -- some even sooner. But by locking in cuts in individual and corporate tax rates, the positive effects those tax cuts have had on the economy will continue.
That is, as long as the Senate votes to extend them as well. And while that won't happen until at least next year (assuming that Republicans still control the upper body), the promise of permanence allows businesses to continue their expansion.
The question is what effect -- if any -- will making the tax cuts permanent have on the midterms? Some Republican members were buoyed by the vote, believing that GOP voters would reward them at the polls. In fact, polls show that while most of the country is shrugging its shoulders at making the tax cuts permanent, Republicans favored it overwhelmingly.
Anything that will boost turnout of your own voters on Election Day has to be seen as a positive.