Great conversation this morning over coffee
(after yoga) about the tax reform bill and I deduced after much counsel from my friend who is in finance that the GOP is a nefarious Robin Hood in reverse and with all the claims that Bernie is a socialist and redistributing wealth, it is they, the GOP who are projecting.
In this bill they wish to eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes as well as sales taxes. The states that have these taxes are California, New York and the states that are the most wealthy (also the states that are not GOP voting states for the most part).
If people in these states cannot claim their state, local and or sales taxes this will give a great deal of funds for the federal government to "redistribute" to the states that do not have state tax, and those states that do, in fact, vote GOP.
Middle class will not benefit from tax cuts and the middle class will have less expendible income to spend and those who get the cuts like the Walton family (Walmart) will shelter more money in shelters in places like the Caymans. It is predicted this plan will give that group 58 billion in cuts.
This retaliates against those who did not vote GOP and redistributes the wealth, which is what the GOP is always calling socialism.
This is what occurred with health care and block grants. This is what happens in education.
This is what happened back when Reagan tried trickle down economics and by now we have evidence this did not work and the middle class is decimated and the rich got richer and the top 1-4 percent own the oligarchy.
We had years to prove that out, and since we have not tried this reverse Robin Hood scenario thus far, they are trying to slip this in whilst "let them eat cake" is throwing paper towels out to distract us.
Not only is he distracting us from this, he is distracting us from the fact that Arpaio's conviction was thrown out today, that Mueller is closing in on him and very fast, that he and Tillerson have major differences, that another hurricane (just now an unnamed depression is in the gulf), that the shooting in Sin City is not as it appears to have been and many other things in his triple hand off reverse plays that he executes sometimes two and three in one single day.
This is why the GOP is not impeaching because while he is distracting they are pulling the strings behind the scenes while we are watching and reacting to him throwing paper towels and insulting people by comparing a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico to Katrina in NOLA that he wants us to believe was Obama's fault, when Obama was not even in office in 2005.
He is the master of distraction.
I believe that Mueller has him and he has him good. We need to pay attention to the men and women behind the curtain doing all the other dirty deeds while we wait for Mueller to come forward and drop the package tightly wrapped with a ribbon around it.
The expectation for him is like Murphy's Law, what will go wrong will go wrong. We need to believe that the more despicable the act, that is the direction we can expect him to throw the "proverbial paper towels." Throwing fake passes gets him the most air time and buries the important stories on page three.
He is as I said from the beginning, the GOP court jester, a distraction.