Republicans in Congress just jammed through their $1.5 trillion tax cut giveaway bill. President Trump is gleeful and we all get growing inequality for Christmas, hooray! The tax bill basically makes Christmas permanent for billionaires while phasing it out for lower and middle income Americans.
Teddy Roosevelt is back, learning what has become of his Republican Party. When President Trump hacked down the size of two national monuments and has his eyes on others, Roosevelt must have spun in his grave. Actually, he was probably already spinning in there when the GOP jammed the huge tax cut windfall-for-billionaires through the Senate.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all from President Trump and Attorney General — for now — Jeff Sessions. It’s hard to believe we’ve been through less than one year of the Trump presidency. Right about now last year we were all (okay, maybe not “all”) eagerly anticipating Trump becoming “presidential.”
Lawmakers are set to jam a version of the huge tax bill through the House on Thursday but the Senate version may be in trouble. These bills are expertly designed to increase income inequality and kill Obamacare to boot. Slightly-more-sane Republicans in the Senate may be a substantial roadblock to this $1.5 trillion tax cut mess.
If you liked the Panama Papers, you’ll love the Paradise Papers! If you want to hide your millions from taxation, just find a willing offshore haven to make your megabucks disappear into a maze of shell corporations. It’s your money, after all, let the little people worry about building their silly public roads and funding their icky health care! (But we better shove a gigantic corporate tax through the U.S. Congress, just in case an offshore tax rate of, say, zero, is too high.)
Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is circling closer to the Oval Office. Actually, it’s been circling that part of the White House for a while since everyone close to President Trump seems to have been meeting with someone from Russia throughout the campaign. As the investigation progresses, we will see Trump throw more people under the bus.
Now that everyone may finally be coming to terms with the fact that President Trump is a crazy man who will never become “presidential,” the Narcissist-in-Chief is trotting out his Gold Star Family chief of staff to come to his rescue. Poor General Kelly had to dredge up his fallen son to defend his reckless boss.