He’s laughing at us. They all are, the rich, right along with President Trump and their Republican lackeys. They lie in our faces and then chortle merrily when so many buy the lie.
On September 13th, Trump himself said that the ultra-wealthy would not benefit from the Republican tax “reform” bill. He said that he himself would not benefit.
Of course, the economic experts trotted out by every respectable and credible media outlet, a/k/a “Fake News” in Trumplandia, all told us the truth that this bill was a massive giveaway to the oligarchs of our nation, the super-rich who control our politicians even more tightly after the Supreme Court decided that corporations are people too in their Citizens United decision and let the campaign funds from vested interests rain down like manna from the heavens.
“President Trump kicked off his holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago Friday night at a dinner where he told friends, “You all just got a lot richer,” referencing the sweeping tax overhaul he. Mr. Trump directed those comments to friends dining nearby at the exclusive club — including to two friends at a table near the president’s who described the remark to CBS News — as he began his final days of his first year in office in what has become known as the ‘Winter White House’.”
The only thing in that paragraph that doesn’t raise hackles, blood pressure, and the desire to scream is one little phrase: “his final days.”
Let’s hope that it is shorn of its modifying clauses and proves to be prophetic as we wait for the coming of the long-augered presentation of the indictments by the wise man of the Special Prosecutor’s office.
Now that’s the kind of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice gift we really need.