If it gives us nothing else positive, the Republican tax plan—and, in its Senate form, the health-care repeal—at least provides clarity. There is no debate. The middle class will, in the long run, pay more in taxes than under current law, and the rich will pay less.
The St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, in upstate New York, sits at the U.S. border with Canada, and most of its residents are citizens of both countries, as well as of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, a territory that includes land on the Canadian side of the border.
Senate Republican leaders have announced a plan to marry their tax-cut legislation with a sloppy effort to destroy Obamacare. Specifically, they will eliminate the mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance, so that they can free up three hundred billion dollars to add some middle-class tax cuts to a bill focussed on the rich. This is the legislative and intellectual equivalent of a terrifying and offensive tweet from the head of state, and could have far more lasting impact.
Martin Feldstein in his "defense" of the plan acknowledges that it is 3/4s nonsense--transferring poor people's money and our debt to rich people--and 1/4 good: the corporate tax is lowered. (Somehow, Marty thinks this makes it a good bill). https://t.co/vwcA5Y6QIH 5
It lowers taxes on corporations AND the rich while increasing them on everyone below median. This is, full stop, a transfer from poor to rich. There is no economic theory that calls for this. No sensible basis to argue that it will make America richer. 4
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