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Business Insider: IT'S HERE: All the details of Trump's massive tax plan
New York Times: Trump Tax Plan Benefits Wealthy, Including Trump
New York Times: A Boondoggle Masquerading as Tax Reform
Here's what Trump and Republicans are saying about their nine page plan:
"Too many in our country are shut out of the dynamism of the US economy, which has led to the justifiable feeling that the system is rigged against hardworking Americans," the nine-page plan reads. "With significant and meaningful tax reform and relief, we will create a fairer system that levels the playing field and extends economic opportunities to American workers, small businesses, and middle-income families."
Does the wording sound familiar? It sounds like it was plagiarized out of one of the past Democratic Party playbooks.
The devil is in the details...and in this case the lack of details and specificity when it comes to the proposed tax brackets.
Business Insider provides a quick summary breakdown of the plan. The New York Times provides analysis of the plan in the two linked articles.
Trump and Republicans will push their messaging (propaganda) and Democrats to varying degrees will push back with their own propaganda. I search for objective analyses that could lead to a consensus and compromise, and that's what I hope this thread becomes. What can Dems live with and compromise considering that we do not hold majorities (a real sore point with me and Jared) and cannot dictate terms?
So what in the plan is a "no compromise" dictum and what can we "compromise" on? That's a real challenge to many on this website. Read the articles and provide objective critical thinking instead of knee jerk emotional tirades.
The reality is Democrats will have to compromise...that's guaranteed.