by Scott Creighton
“I’m not a populist,” Trump said. “No, I’m not. I’m a man of great common-sense.” That’s one way to put it. But judging by his supply-side (trickle down) tax proposal, conventional Republican is another. The Atlantic
Donald Trump (“The Donald”) has finally released his tax plan after much ado. He created a ton of free publicity for it by hinting at it’s content over the last few weeks with every opportunity he had. The Donald claimed it would make the folks on Wall Street “hate him” but that, sayeth The Donald, was OK because he’s a man of “common sense”, a man of the people.
Fact is, now that his plan has been released, the only real big winners in it are Big Business and the Super Wealthy… and of course, people like The Donald.
The big loser would be the government. His plan would bankrupt Uncle Sam like a Donald Trump run business in record time, the deficit would rise off the charts like a lying Al Gore on a high-low in his global warming movie. That of course would force another “crisis” and result in the decimation of still more public services and the austerity hawks would be served.
In short, in spite of The Donald’s appeal to a growing segment of the republican voters who are rejecting the “business as usual” neocon/neo-liberal elements of the established Republican Guard here in ‘Merika!, fact is, The Donald himself is nothing more than a sheepdog looking to bring those wayward voters of the Red State flock back into the warm and fuzzy fold of Reaganomic Trickle-Down ideology.
More specifically, The Donald’s tax plan is nothing more than a slightly revised version of Jeb Bush’s unpopular tax plan. So what The Donald is doing is helping Jeb normalize his image to the republican base.
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