The Republicans seem to think if they repeat the outrageous lie that their tax reform plan is for the middle class, then eventually the public will believe it -- and that once workers see the tiny increase in their pay checks, they will forget the massive tax cuts received by the wealthy and the corporations. In other words, they think the American public is stupid.
They need to listen to the public though, and not just their Trump-loving base. The general public doesn't like the GOP tax reform plan at all. About 55% disapprove of it, while only 26% approve. The public knows who the biggest beneficiaries of the plan are. About 65% say it benefits the wealthy the most -- only 21% say it benefits the middle class and a tiny 4% say it benefits low income workers.
The Republicans may get this odious bill through Congress and signed by Trump, but it won't save them in the 2018 election. It will just convince voters that Republicans care only for the rich and corporations.
The charts above are from the new Quinnipiac University Poll -- done between December 6th and 11th of a random national sample of 1,211 voters, with a 3.5 point margin of error.