Thursday, July 27, 2017

Trumpism is not conservatism in any way, shape or form

For all you slavish devotees who not only pledge your unwavering fealty to Squirrel-Hair, but fist-pump at the mere mention of those in his circle who likewise speak the populist / nationalist dialect, is this okay with you?

A new report from The Intercept says White House chief Svengali strategist Steve Bannon is behind the drive to saddle the “very wealthy” with a 44 percent to marginal tax rate.
Currently, that tax rate sits at 39.6, and the plan has been to lower it, as part of a tax reform bill.
Axios previously reported that Bannon was looking to raise the top marginal rate to “something with a four in front of it,” but the 44 percent bracket for those making $5 million and above is a more fleshed out proposal. Bannon has described himself as an “economic nationalist” and has pushed a populist agenda both through his previous outlet Breitbart News and and as an adviser to Trump. That contrasts with what Bannon calls the “globalist” wing of the party, made up by people like economic adviser Gary Cohn (though both Cohn and Bannon come from Goldman Sachs).
When the broad outline of the tax hike was reported earlier, Breitbart covered it favorably. The hike on the very rich would face stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, but find favor with Democrats.
Of course it would find favor with Democrats.
Squirrel-Hair gives us a peek into his "thinking" on the matter:

In a Wall Street Journal article earlier this week, the president toyed with the “what ifs” factor of tax reform, saying, “if there’s upward revision it’s going to be on high-income people.”
“I have wealthy friends that say to me, ‘I don’t mind paying more tax,’” he said. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on Trump’s comment at a televised briefing Wednesday, and said that further specifics of the plan would be released shortly, with an emphasis on tax cuts for the middle class.

He even trots out that silly-ass leftist self-congratulatory meme about not minding paying more in taxes.  Warren Buffet also spouts that crap. Just cut a damn check to the IRS at what the 44 percent would be and leave your fellow citizens alone.

No, nobody owns this except the fools who think these clowns are visionaries and great historical figures.

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