Most Americans Are Not Getting a Bigger Paycheck Thanks to Trump's Tax Bill

The Trump administration hasn't really done anything besides embarrass the nation for the past year, but one of the few "accomplishments" it claims is a tax bill it passed near the end of 2017. The White House claims that most Americans will see an increase in their paychecks as a result of the bill, but a new poll finds that's not the case.

51 percent of Americans said they saw no increase in their paycheck as a result of Trump's recent tax bill, according to a new poll. In fact, only 25 percent of Americans said they'd seen an increase since Donald Trump signed the tax bill into law. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Republicans were more likely than Democrats or Independents to report an increase in their paycheck.

Despite the Trump administration's victorious proclamations about the tax bill, many believe most Americans will be unaffected by it. The biggest tax breaks in the bill were given to the wealthy and affect very few Americans. In fact, the bill also eliminated several different deductions that lower and middle class Americans often cite to receive larger tax returns, meaning there's a possibility that non-rich Americans will actually make less money thanks to Trump's tax bill.

So when your administration's major accomplishment actually affects almost no one, then you should know you're doing a pretty bad job.

(h/t The Hill)


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