Regarding the Dec. 22 Daily 202 blog excerpt, "10 reasons Democrats say tax bill will be a political loser for GOP in midterms":
With the passage of the Republican tax legislation, Democrats have to be worried — and they should be — that tax cuts will do just what the Trump administration and Republicans say they will: boost the economy and increase overall prosperity in the United States for all Americans. Then what will Democrats do? Because the first and primal interest for voters is the economy and their own prosperity and condition.
Chris J. Krisinger, Burke
As reported by Dana Milbank in his Dec. 21 Washington Sketch column, "Stop the presses. Trump told the truth," Maine citizens and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) got "hornswoggled" by broken Republican promises and future increased health costs, negating some purported tax savings. Maine citizens would be better served if Ms. Collins changed party affiliation to Democrat and avoided the wrath of her once-enamored voters. How else for her to avoid future "gotchas" offered by the Republican fraternity?
Jacob Krampf, Kensington
On review: My wages will not go up, but my health insurance will. My taxes will not go down, but my eventual Social Security and Medicare will. And, like many others, I have no access to a 401(k) or pension. I am tired of winning!
Joyce Richardson, Arlington
Republican leaders have rushed to pass the tax bill as a Christmas present to the president — a "big win." But for most Americans, it pours coal in our stockings. It's the real war on Christmas. No tidings of comfort and joy.
Bob Carolla, Arlington