Voters hate the Republican tax scam, the most unpopular major legislation to pass in decades. Voters hate it despite major spending by Republican groups to promote it, but hey, the Koch brothers are going to have a lot more money thanks to this bill, and they’re willing to spend some of it trying—again—to put lipstick on this pig.
Conservative groups led by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are beginning a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to highlight the benefits of the freshly passed legislation. The brothers’ Koch Industries is one of the country’s largest private corporations. It operates refineries and manufactures paper towels and carpets among many other products. [...]
Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity will go door to door across America, call people at home, hold town halls and put up nationwide TV, radio and digital ads about the tax legislation, which President Donald Trump is expected to soon sign into law.
The groups describe their plan as “a full-scale nationwide education campaign that will demonstrate the tremendous benefits of pro-growth tax reform, and show how this plan is directly helping Americans improve their lives.”
They already spent $20 million and ended up with just 33 percent support for the bill. They face long odds in moving the needle on this one, but this is a good reminder of how Republicans win. They invest, they don’t stop between elections, and they have an endless supply of billionaire cash.