When Republicans tried to sell their major tax scam to the American people, they said that it would help the average worker. Once it took effect, however, reality set in: The richest benefited from this handout. There’s been news of continued layoffs and store closures, while company shareholders get even more money. Workers, meanwhile, are left out in the cold.
If you want even more reason to rage about the despicable tax cuts, check out this Wall Street Journal article, featuring executives basically gushing about how the tax scam left them able to buy fancier planes.
I wish this was from the Onion. Unfortunately, the article is extremely real. The euphemistically titled piece discusses how the private plane industry has been booming lately. Now companies can write off the complete cost of their pricey planes. Before the change, the deduction rate was around 50 percent for new planes, and lower for used ones.