The Failing New York Times Editorial Board Urges Readers to Call Their Senators to Oppose Tax Reform

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Dan Flynn

The failing New York Times editorial board urged their readers in a series of tweets on Wednesday to call their Republican senators to oppose the tax reform legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The New York Times editorial tweeted on Wednesday morning, “This morning, The New York Times Editorial Board is tweeting here to urge the Senate to reject a tax bill that hurts the middle class & the nation’s fiscal health. #thetaxbillhurts.”

The Times cited the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, effects on the national debt, and argued that the tax cuts will not grow the economy.

Republican senators plan to vote on the motion to proceed on Wednesday to allow the Senate to vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Pundits expect Republicans to vote on the tax reform legislation later this week.

The New York Times targeted many reluctant supporters of the tax reform legislation such as Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Bob Corker (R-TN), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).

One tweet targeting Sen. Bob Corker read, “The Editorial Board is urging @SenBobCorker to vote against the Senate tax bill because it would increase the deficit by more than $1.4 trillion. He’s said he would vote against the bill if it added ‘one penny to the deficit.’ Contact him and tell him #thetaxbillhurts.”

Another tweet towards Maine citizens stated, “Contact @SenatorCollins, (202) 224-2523, particularly if you live in Maine, and ask her to oppose the Senate tax bill because it would repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate, driving up the cost of health insurance. #thetaxbillhurts.”

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted on Wednesday, “NYT published Republican senators’ phone numbers in order to push their liberal agenda. Can we now stop pretending that the NYT isn’t a political organization?”

The GOP Twitter subsequently responded with, “Contact The New York Times, 844-698-6397, and let them know how you feel about their liberal bias.”


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