Will the GOP’s tax cuts affect the 2018 midterm elections?

The Presidential seal is placed upon the lectern before U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks celebrating six months since his tax cuts victory at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RC15EF5787B0

Editor’s Note: The Brookings Cafeteria podcast will release new episodes on the issues shaping the 2018 midterms every Tuesday and Friday leading up to Election Day. You can follow the series where we list all episodes of the Cafeteria podcast, and visit our 2018 Midterms page for more research and analysis on the upcoming elections. Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in Governance Studies, talks about whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by a GOP-controlled Congress and signed by President Trump in December 2017, will have any effect on voters in the 2018 midterm elections. Also, meet Ryan Hass, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow, in another edition of our Coffee Break segment.

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Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes For more special Brookings Cafeteria episodes about the 2018 midterms, visit the BCP page. Also, more research and analysis from Brookings experts about the elections are here. — Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, Emily Horne, and our interns Tim Madden and Churon Bernier. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to [email protected], and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network. 2018 Midterm Elections