1/ I did a little math. Why do they get to decide what to do with everyone else's money? Sounds like communism to me, and I should know--that's what my family fled to come here.
2/ Receipts and assumptions:
2.2 trillion added to deficit
divided by $580 (reported cost of set) =
11.5 sets per American assuming 330 million Americans.
budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/issues/2018/4/…
3/ Oh, and those tax cuts weren't even necessarily helping American elites. A lot of it went straight to foreign investors. The 2017 tax cut was a gift to billionaires globally. Sounds kind of "globalist" if you ask me. cbpp.org/research/feder…
4/ We could have doubled the nearly cost neutral infrastructure bill with the 2.2 tril tax breaks, which were useless. Remember how McCarthy warned that this infrastructure investment would ruin our children's children's lives? What did the 2017 tax cut do to those children?
5/ You know how people used to set up shop in "new" lands and extract natural resources and take the land for everything it was worth with no regard to sustainability? Well, you can do that with economies too, except you extract wealth. Is there proof? Yep.

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