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Not a very happy anniversary

They promised us "rocket fuel for our economy."

Those were Donald Trump's words. Two years ago, when his Republican party rammed through their tax giveaway to corporations and billionaires.

So, how are we doing?

According to NPR's reporting, "60% of the tax savings went to people in the top 20% of the income ladder."

As I've said from day one, their plan achieves nothing more than allowing the rich to get richer. But what about the rest of the country?

While everyday Americans watch the ultra-wealthy play the stock market, our schools are underfunded and roads are in disrepair.

As big corporations horde their earnings, people are rationing their medication and worrying about putting food on the table.

For millions of middle-class Americans, it isn't a very happy anniversary.

This was their plan all along: funnel a generation's wealth to the richest Americans and corporations, while leaving the rest of the country to fight over the scraps.

Trump's tax law has been one big con job on the American people. The wealth and income gaps between CEOs and their frontline workers is growing. Our national debt and deficit are skyrocketing, even though Trump campaigned on reeling it in.

In 2020, here's what's on the ballot: electing progressive leaders who will invest in our country's future, or more giveaways to our country's wealthiest and well-connected and more broken promises from the GOP.

Our economy only works if it works for everyone. Not just the wealthy few.

Ron

Posted on December 22, 2019.

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