The Democratic Primary campaign is quickly turning into a battle of consultants desperate to get paid for doing something, anything. Just don’t ask us to win! Volunteers are hard to find. Maybe enough will materialize in time to form the human speedbump for Charlie Baker’s land rover this November.
But here is something that could change the direction of the campaign. The Trump tax cut has resulted in massive increases in collections for state governments:
With just two months left in fiscal 2018, tax collections of $22.7 billion are running 8.1 percent above the same 10-month period in fiscal 2017 and are outpacing benchmarks by $809 million.
In addition, Trump is coming after our state by limiting the State and Local Tax deduction (SALT).
The exploding economy is resulting in a grudging good feeling for millennials, leading to crashing numbers for Democrats nationally.
In addition, right track/wrong track polls are trending Trump’s way, which is leading to a tightening of the generic ballot for control of Congress in 2018:
Where are you, Blue Wave? The answer, Democrats, is to zig when they zag, and propose tax cuts to free the individual from the grip of the corporate beast, and keep our state competitive and growing. It should be easy for a candidate to break out the pack this way. Why allow those mean Republicans to take our tax money and give it to Billionaires? Why are we collecting all this money at the state level just to give it to Amazon and Jeff Bezos? Cut taxes, Democrats!