BY MICHAEL RENTIERS, THE DRUM

When members of your own party don’t understand a bill, how can you expect the general public to? This is the problem facing Congress ahead of a major tax overhaul, now in its umpteenth form and nearly ready for a vote on the Senate floor. And while the bill is likely to pass, Americans are still feeling confused about its ramifications for their own bottom line.

What we’ve seen from politicians to date has been more of the same; TV, radio, print and digital news interviews where reporters - often bearish on the idea of tax reform, even from conservative outlets - recontextualize what’s being said to fit their own narratives.

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