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

Ellie Hockenbury - 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 Ohioans, and an effort Sherrod Brown 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.

Sherrod Brown 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. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) 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)

  • Sen. Brown Spoke Out Against The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Saying It Wouldn’t Really Help The Middle Class. “Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) unloaded on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Thursday night after Brown accused Republicans of only protecting the rich in their new tax plan during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. Brown said that the bill provides a tax cut that’s ‘not really for the middle class, it’s for the rich.’” (Jaqueline Thomas, “Senators Hatch, Brown Have Heated Exchange On GOP Tax Plan, The Hill, 11/17/17)

Job Growth In Ohio Has Accelerated Since The GOP Tax Cuts Passed In Late December, Adding 42,400 Jobs In The First 4 Months Of 2018, Compared To 32,200 In All Of 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 Sherrod Brown’s voting record, probably.

For more on the acceleration of the economy in Ohio and in states around the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, see RNC Research’s.


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