Author: Paul

The Tax Cuts Aren’t For The Working Class

The Tax Cuts Aren’t For The Working Class

4 Takeaways From the Last Kemp-Abrams Debate Before Election Day

I was standing on my couch talking to my husband — we’re both liberal people, so we’ll talk about anything — and was thinking about my mom, who, prior to the 2016 election, went on a rant about how Republicans are going to raise taxes on middle class families and then keep those tax cuts for the richest Americans. It’s a story she’s told since I was born.

So I was just thinking, “Oh well, I’m not concerned about taxes on my own family.” And then my husband said, “Actually, honey, you should really be, because if taxes keep going up on the middle class, there could be a lot more people relying on food stamps and the like.”

I was taken aback by the suggestion. It was like it dawned on me that maybe we’re not talking about something that’s happening to the middle class. And I just kind of lost my shit.

I immediately started talking over my husband. “Wait … I thought that Trump wouldn’t touch taxes on the middle class. What are you talking about, dude? Oh right, he just said it during the debate.”

Now, I know, I’m an idiot. After all, I went to a University of Chicago journalism school. But I just have zero understanding of what the GOP’s agenda really is. I mean, I just know we’re not paying more taxes. But I’m not quite sure what Trump has in mind.

And so I started digging deeper and deeper into the Trump tax cuts and what they mean, or won’t mean, for the working class and everyone else.

Here’s what I know now: Trump is going to raise taxes on the middle class. A lot. And to keep his tax cuts for the other rich, he’s going to give them to the non-rich, too. In fact, he’s promising to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 15%. That means that corporations are less

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