Trump came to office promising to “drain the swamp.” Now Republicans are creating a new swamp of virtual insanity. The GOP tax bill is insane — by violating their previous promises.
It’s insane to promise fiscal responsibility — then pass a bill with a $1.5 trillion deficit.
It’s insane to promise the bill will pay that debt — when reputable economists know otherwise.
It’s insane to say it’s for the middle class — when many middle class will see tax increases.
It’s insane that middle class benefits — are dwarfed by disproportionally generous cuts for the wealthy.
It’s insane that the “middle class tax bill” makes middle class cuts temporary — but are permanent for the rich.
It’s insane to call the tax bill a “reform” — when it requires over 400 (complicated, obscure) pages.
It’s obscenely insane such a profound bill was not subject responsible hearings and careful evaluation.
Certainly it’s insane to pass legislation that Americans disapprove by a 2 to 1 margin.
Yes, it’s insane. Apparently Republicans think insanity makes a better swamp.
William A. McCartney,
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU