Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later? : Planet Money The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.
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Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?

Today's Planet Money indicator is zero. Earlier today, a bill transforming America's tax code was approved by congress with zero Democratic votes.

On today's show, we talk with Josh Barro. He points out a problem Democrats have been struggling with for a while: Most Democratic candidates promise not to raise taxes on the middle class, but also want to expand social programs.

Barro argues that, in the long run, the Republican tax bill could help the Democrats solve this problem.

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