Reader's View: Trump's promises go in the golden toilet
Remember President Donald Trump's promises? Trump promised to relieve the middle class tax burden. However, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says by 2027, 83 percent of his tax cuts will benefit the top 1 percent, and 60 percent will benefit the...
Remember President Donald Trump's promises?
Trump promised to relieve the middle class tax burden. However, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says by 2027, 83 percent of his tax cuts will benefit the top 1 percent, and 60 percent will benefit the top 0.1 percent. The other 53 percent may pay more.
He promised to replace Obamacare with something "beautiful," but his original plan could've left 23 million without insurance while his new tax law could leave 13 million uncovered. Whoopie ding!
Instead of cleaning the swamp, Trump stuffed his cabinet with more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than any other president, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said.
He promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. But he and House Speaker Paul Ryan seem poised to cut them to give tax cuts to the wealthy.
He said he wouldn't bomb Syria - until he did.
He said there'd be "consequences" for shipping jobs overseas. But Ford and GM gave jobs to Canada and China, and IBM continues to send jobs to Costa Rica, Egypt, Argentina, and Brazil, according to Reich - without consequences.
He said he'd keep America safe, but there were about 345 mass shootings in 2017. Nearly 60 concertgoers in Las Vegas were shot and killed with hundreds injured. Another 26 churchgoers were shot and killed in Texas with 20 injured.
We still haven't seen all of Trump's tax returns.
His misuse of power reminds me of the soldiers hypnotized by the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz." Once the witch's spell was destroyed, the soldiers thanked Dorothy for relieving them from their bondage.
We need relief from Trump's bondage. He has a golden toilet seat. Will true believers get to sit on it, too?
Peter W. Johnson