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"If Every Instinct You Have Is Wrong, Then The Opposite Would Have To Be Right"

Michael Joyce - June 19, 2018

This Friday marks the six-month anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a GOP-led effort to create jobs and put more money back in the pockets of hard-working Hoosiers, and an effort Joe Donnelly stood in strong opposition to. Thanks to the historic tax cuts, the labor market has added more than a million jobs since the legislation’s passage, far outpacing job growth during the same period in 2017.  For the first time in 20 years there are more job openings than workers looking for jobs.

Joe Donnelly Running For Senate In 2018 Universally Opposed The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, But Job Growth In His State Has Accelerated Since The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Passed

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Voted No On The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (H.R. 1, Roll Call Vote #323: Passed 51-48: R 51-1; D 0-48, 12/20/17)

·         Donnelly Called GOP Tax Cuts “Wrong For Hoosiers, Plain And Simple.” “U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has no regrets about voting against the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a ‘no’ vote that Republicans are certain to repeatedly condemn in the weeks and months ahead as Donnelly seeks re-election. The first-term senator last week addressed the issue as he answered voter questions on Facebook and in fundraising emails while traveling between Indiana campaign events in a recreational vehicle. ‘I voted against the McConnell-Ryan tax plan because it was wrong for Hoosiers, plain and simple,’ Donnelly said of the legislation championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.” (Dan Carden, “Sen. Donnelly Stands By Vote Against Tax Law: 'It Was Wrong For Hoosiers,’” NWI Times, 5/7/18)

Job Growth In Indiana Has Accelerated Since The GOP Tax Cuts Passed In Late December, Adding 11,600 Jobs In The First 4 Months Of 2018, Compared To 8,800 During The Same Period In 2017. (“State And Area Employment, Hours, And Earnings,” Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/14/18)

“If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.” – Jerry Seinfeld on Joe Donnelly’s voting record, probably.

For more on the acceleration of the economy in Indiana and in states around the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, see the latest from RNC Research.


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