Ouch: New GOP Ad SAVAGES Red State Dem

Republicans are starting to go hard after West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who stood and saluted Chuck Schumer during the December tax reform debate, ultimately joining every member of his party in Congress to vote against a law that is succeeding and rapidly gaining popular support. Manchin has been forced to admit that the plan he opposed is benefiting people in his state, but when the president was touting those undeniable benefits during the State of the Union address, Manchin — sitting a few feet away from Schumer — embraced his party’s ‘resist’ posture and sat there like a dyspeptic potted plant:

I guess general gloominess over taxpayers’ well being is still preferable to starting to applaud…until you see that your ‘team’ isn’t supposed to be happy about something, and pulling an abrupt ‘never mind.’ Good stuff:

In any case, West Virginia’s State Auditor has released new statistics about the degree to which Manchin’s constituents stand to gain from the exclusively Republican-passed law — and this is among state employees alone:

State employees in West Virginia are collectively expected to keep an additional $50 million annually, according to State Auditor John B. “JB” Mccluskey. McCuskey attributed this savings to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will provide state employees with a reduction in their tax withholding…This savings is the latest of announced benefits of the tax reform. Last week, Capito and Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., joined Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at Worldwide Equipment in White Sulphur Springs where they announced that the company will be investing $8 million in the business and giving bonuses to workers because of tax reform.

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