Democrats' reported 2018 slogan bears a strong resemblance to Papa John's

Democrats are reportedly rolling out a new slogan on Monday that is aimed at drawing attention to the party's economic message.

Late on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that congressional Democrats are set to release a de facto 2018 campaign platform focused on highlighting their positions on economic issues, under the slogan "Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages."

News of the slogan leaked out further on Thursday.

According to the Post, the platform will highlight Democrats' policy goals, including "tax increases on the rich, affordable college, infrastructure spending, higher wages, job training, paid family leave."

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Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, a candidate for Democratic National Committee Chairman, speaks during a Democratic National Committee forum in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2017.

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Tom Perez addresses the audience after being elected Democratic National Chair during the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, speculated to be on the short list for Hillary Clinton's Vice President, addresses a women's summit at the Department of Labor on June, 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attend a news conference in Capitol Visitor Center on the fiduciary rule which is meant to help Americans save for retirement, April 28, 2016.

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Tom Perez, left, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., are interviewed in Statuary Hall before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol, February 28, 2017.

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., attend a news conference in Capitol Visitor Center on the fiduciary rule which is meant to help Americans save for retirement, April 28, 2016.

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US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks at the 84th annual Winter Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2016.

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Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez attends a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, April 30, 2015, on the 'Raise the Wage Act,' that would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour by 2020.

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) smiles with Labor Secretary Tom Perez as he arrives to address the Apprenticeship Summit at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2015.

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Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez (R) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speak at a press conference before signing an executive order raising the living wage law on September 30, 2014 in New York City. Under the new living wage law, which takes effect today, employees of companies that receive more than $1 million in subsidies from the city government will need to pay their employees between $11.50 - $13.13 an hour, depending on whether or not the employee receives benefits. The law is expected to effect thousands of people working in industries from retail to fast food.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez speak privately at a press conference before signing an executive order raising the living wage law on September 30, 2014 in New York City. Under the new living wage law, which takes effect today, employees of companies that receive more than $1 million in subsidies from the city government will need to pay their employees between $11.50 - $13.13 an hour, depending on whether or not the employee receives benefits. The law is expected to effect thousands of people working in industries from retail to fast food.

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Some Democrats have been using the slogan — which is reportedly the result of poll testing and research — for months.

Sen. Tim Kaine used it in an op-ed in USA Today in May, and followed it up with a tweet, while other members such as Rep. John Garamendi have also tweeted the slogan recently.

The slogan generated some backlash on social media, where some users pointed out that it was reminiscent of pizza chain Papa John's longtime slogan: "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza."

Members of Congress often release slogans that fail to catch fire among voters.

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent the majority of last year promoting his "Better Way" economic reform plan, despite its contrasts with what then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was promising on the campaign trail.

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