I don't know why you used a question mark.
That was your question mark that I missed painting into quotes.
If someone does not understand that a tax cut reduces the total tax bill, then that is on them for not understanding. It is not the a judgement on the merits of lower taxes.
I agree with you that it is a judgement on their ability to evaluate and understand the plan.
However, I'm not weighing in on the effect of the tax cuts in any way but the political effect...
The economic effect is rolling out, and will be measured in a much larger deficit, and a minimal impact of the economy as its intended effects (corporate reinvestment in the US) don't happen.But that isn't really going to effect the political circumstances in the US that much.His supporters won't notice anything personally from those failures..
His trade wars are largely disastrous for mid western farmers... That too will have some impact politically as farmersin the mid west (Mostly trump voters) are personally damaged .
The political effect
of the Trump Tax Plan will be disaffected Trump voters... I firmly believe a third of American voters will support Trump no matter what he does, but maybe 4 to 8 percent of Americans may be dissuaded from continued support if they are personally
Trump voters are emotional voters... And that's why the size of their refund check matters..
It may be that tax refund sizes are a great symbol for a lot of people. Maybe they did have a few more buck net in each pay packet ... but the large change in the refund size will have a greater emotional impact.
I really don't care much what ever talking head you are quoting has to say
The Christian Science Monitor article has many quotes from Trump voters. At least consider that as the kind of anedotal evidence in which you seem to put so much stock.