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Do you think that the Trump Tax plan will help the middle class?

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1. Robert Campbell
     (11/27/2017 1:58:48 PM)
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The already wealthy and corporate execs will get more cash in their pockets. The idea that this will "trickle down" to lower income groups through wage increases is an outright lie once again being perpetrated by Republicans. Neither of the past two incarnations of this tax rip off (under Reagan and Then Bush II) have benefited the middle class. It's not even intended to. The best the GOP can claim is that the average, repeat that, AVERAGE, middle class tax cut will be about $1100 for the year. That's less than $100 month. Now, if prices weren't going up on everything middle class people buy, this might mean something. Needless to say, every dime the middle class folks get back will be spent trying to keep up. That money being and average means, of course, that some folks will get a bit more and some tax payers WILL GET EVEN LESS.

On the other side of the spectrum, the average 2%er stands to get about $46,000 from the plan. Some will get less and some, such as the President stand to gain much, much more. If history is any guage from the last two failures of this kind of robbing from the poor to give to the rich scheme.we're in for a couple of years of growth followed by several years of a downturn ballooning the national debt even higher.

Speaking of debt, the Republicans used to hate the debt (almost all of which has been caused by failed GOP economic and tax plans beginning with Reaganomics in the 1980s. Now, they willingly ignore the $1.5T addition the OMB shows their plan will add in a best-case scenario. When did the best case ever happen? This is without tackling or even discussing a big ticket ($1T) infrastructure rehab the President promised the middle class to revitalize communities.

Republicans have been running up debt since 2000 and no one has been asked to pay for their wars, Medicare Part D, TSA, recovery from the disasterous 2008 recession caused by bank deregulation, etc. In the 2016 election cycle, the GOP got their folks to concentrate so hard on hate, whether for President Obama or Hillary Clinton or immigrants, gays or Muslims, etal, that they allowed themselves to once again be duped into watching the left hand while the right hand picked their pocket.
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