I don’t think this is political, or intend it that way, because as far as I know math is still bipartisan. I’m seeing all these news stories come out about how surprised people are that their refunds are smaller with the new tax law, or even in some cases people who are used to getting refunds now having to cut the IRS a check. Do folks not realize that every dollar you get in a tax refund (outside of certain items like the Earned Income Credit) is a dollar you lent the government interest free for a year? Considering inflation, not only did you make an interest free loan, but what you get back is worth less than it was when you originally paid it! I’d rather write the feds a small check in April than get a refund, but small refunds means the system is working the way it should where withholdings equal taxes owed.