Tax Reform Under Trump 2017


#1911

Eh but why shouldn’t Trump get hammered for it. After all that was still during his term as president, plus the bloviating Buffon was all to quick to take credit for plant moves and expansion within the US that had been planned and announced before his tenure.

So all or nothing. Take credit for the good, eat shit for the bad.


#1912

It’s typical. If it’s good, the President takes credit. If it’s bad, the President blames the opposing party and previous administration. And threatens to jail Hillary just because rawr…Clintons!


#1913




#1914

It was never about helping their VOTERS; the tax law was just about their DONORS. They needed the donor money commitments first to get them to today, when they can start to worry about what lies they tell their actual voters.


#1915

The donors aren’t stupid either. All the money they donated they just got back tenfold via the new tax laws.


#1916

Many utilities did actually cut rates after they got tax cuts. Of course, there’s more to the story. The savings were used for rate cuts because regulations governing the utilities require the savings to be passed through to rate levels.


#1917

And everyone else who got some small-potatoes (and temporary) tax cut will suffer a drop in government spending/services that more than offsets said cut.


#1918

And then the (consumer) tax cuts will expire… with no more corporate handouts…


#1919

They can’t raise or lower prices without going through some sort of process. My utility sends me letters about it all the time. Now the private companies without that kind of regulation, they’re just pocketing the money or giving it to shareholders.


#1920

Which is why regulations are bad.

– Apprentice to @Gordon_Cameron, right-wing pundit in training


#1921

The Seattle City Council is a bunch of incompetent morons who are now furiously backpeddling on the head tax they passed unanimously a month ago. It was an unpopular tax to begin with, but organizers have enough signatures to put it on the ballot this November. The same ballot that 7 of 9 city council members are on.


#1922

Yup, bribing politicians is just an investment for the mega rich and the rate of return makes the stock market look like a joke.

If only there was someone fighting to get money out of politics…


#1923

The most profitable price gouging entities in America that are bankrupting us by charging insane rates for drugs, are paying way less in % taxes than I am. The deficit next year is going to be so massive it may become a black hole which sucks Earth into an alternate dimension.


#1924

If it gets us out of this timeline, it might be worth it!


#1925

You’re just not giving this tax cut enough time to work its magic!


#1926

Takes some time for that trickle down to work. Give it another 80-90 years!


#1927

I think it’ll be less than that. At some point the richest 4 or 5 people in America will just have ALL the money, so at that point they’ll be ready to start trickling down.


#1928

Sure when the proletariat finally storms their palaces and cuts off a few heads /sortasarcasm


#1929

Yeah, it’s only sarcasm in the sense it won’t happen tomorrow.

But history is a great teacher. The robber barons of the late 19th century chose to learn lessons and reverse course, leading to the birth of the progressive movement and major social reforms. They wished to avoid an American Reign of Terror

Today’s crop of ultra wealthy seem not to be so civic minded, or barring that foresighted. Because if the trend of wealth concentration continues, heads will end on pikes.

And they will have earned it.


#1930

Such optimism. People will be too distracted by Netflix, Twitch, Instagram, etc. to bother rising up.

This isn’t 1984, it’s Brave New World.