I have detested Donald Trump since the very first time I heard him speak. The hubris was so evident and off-putting to me even as a child. I do not believe he deserves his post. I won’t get into why right now, I just wanted you to know I do not support him at all.
That said, I make it a point to gather my information from a variety of sources…non-partisan for the facts (or as close as I can get to non-partisan), conservative to try and wrap my head around where trump’s supporters are coming from, and liberal for my dose of satire, because if I couldn’t laugh at things in Washington now and then, I would blow my fucking brains out.
I write this to say that although I plan to thoroughly fact check what you have laid out in this comment, this is the first attempt I’ve read to explain the tax bill in “regular people language” (funny that I can’t think of better words for THAT) rather than giant, terrifying generalizations, and no one’s going to give it the time of day because it’s a serious response to a satirical article.
You really should write an original post about this if you haven’t already. And if you have and I just haven’t seen it, sorry.
Also, just to be clear, even if Trump magically cured every financial disease that ails us, I wouldn’t want him in the White House. Someone told me before the election that she didn’t care what kind of person he was, if he ran the country like a business and got us out of this hole. Regardless of how he conducted himself in every, other area. I have heard many say similar things. I disagree. I think the fact that we elected a man like Donald Trump is an indication of an America way more broken than any amount of money management could ever hope to repair.
But I think someone should explain the tax bill to those of us who don’t understand it, and invite discussion from there.