Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The rallying cry of Republicans during tax bill negotiations was that this legislation was created with the middle class in mind. It's a lie the Trump administration told the American people time and time again -- over 84 times. The non-partisan Tax Policy Center found that after the tax plan has taken full effect in 2027, 80 percent of the benefits would go to the top 1 percent. When it comes to tax cuts, the top 1 percent will get an average cut of $1,022,120, while the middle 20 percent will get an average cut of $420, eviscerating any notion that the middle class are the key beneficiaries of the Republican's "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code."

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Those who will benefit the most from the tax bill, however, are the same the ones who helped construct it.

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Poor rwingers must be terribly upset by this... I bet some them around here are absolutely revolting... oh, wait, did I say that?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-11 08:00 PM | Reply

I'm sure one should believe this organization instead of their tax preparers:
Center for American Progress - Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org
The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. According to CAP, the center is "dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action." The Center presents a liberal viewpoint on ...

After all, why would one think they would be less than truthful concerning anything from the Right and/or President Trump.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-04-11 10:18 PM | Reply

#2 attacking the source.

A sure sign you're uncomfortable with what they've said because you know it's true.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-11 10:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"After all, why would one think they would be less than truthful concerning anything from the Right and/or President Trump."

Show us the lies, then.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-11 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2

One supposes that the non-partisan Tax Policy Center quoted in the article is also wrong about how "80 percent of the benefits would go to the top 1 percent.

When it comes to tax cuts, the top 1 percent will get an average cut of $1,022,120, while the middle 20 percent will get an average cut of $420, eviscerating any notion that the middle class are the key beneficiaries of the Republican's "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code."...

... and that you have figured out that the Congress people who wrote the law will get less of a break than
CAP ascribes to them. If so, how much less? A dollar? A thousand dollars.... 10 thousand dollars?

At a break of several hundred thousand each, none of those distinctions in amounts would make a real difference, would it?

Perhaps you are just knee-jerking the reaction you've been trained by your wealthy Overlords so display, ya think?

You do understand that they wouldn't pee on you if you were on fire, even if they needed to pee, right?

Yet you are oh so loyal.... amazing stuff, that.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-11 11:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These should be the Democratic candidates' ads this fall: How much money did you get from the big GOP tax cut?

"15 Republicans from tax writing committees in Congress will expect to receive an average tax windfall of $314,000 from the legislation they helped craft."

or:

"There are 53 Republican members of Congress not from tax writing committees who will benefit from various provisions in the GOP tax plan. These members of Congress could see an average tax cut of $280,000 dollars."

Then if the Dem is in a district/state that includes one of these Republicans, give his/her name.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-04-11 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

LOL, thinkprogress.org quoting the Tax Policy Center, which is the equivalent to InfoWars quoting Americans for Tax Reform.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-04-12 12:14 AM | Reply

"The Tax Policy Center (TPC), officially the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center,[2][3][4] is a nonpartisan[5] think tank based in Washington D.C.[6] A joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, it aims to provide independent analyses of current and longer-term tax issues, and to communicate its analyses to the public and to policymakers. TPC combines national specialists in tax, expenditure, budget policy, and microsimulation modeling to concentrate on five overarching areas of tax policy: fair, simple and efficient taxation, social policy in the tax code, business tax reform, long-term implications of tax and budget choices, and state tax issues."

en.wikipedia.org

So, one must ask why did MSGT give us a description of the The Center for American Progress which has nothing to do with this story? Distraction, deflection, deception? You choose.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-12 09:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I'm sure one should believe this organization instead of their tax preparers"

Says a guy who ignores the fact Paul Ryan never held a job outside of government, but has a net worth of 7.8 million dollars

Believe that!

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-04-12 09:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My question for MSGT raises a suspicion that he is a paid poster because that was an obvious attempt to mislead everyone who read this thread. I'll have to wait for him to receive his new talking points from whoever pays him for his response.
My question, how much was that lie worth MSGT?

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-12 10:22 AM | Reply

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And also, MSGT, please don't tell me you do it for free. That would just be sad.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-12 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

No argument as to the facts... as per usual.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-12 11:39 AM | Reply

MSGT,

You have some orange ---- on your nose.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-12 12:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I helped create the GOP tax myth. Trump is wrong: Tax cuts don't equal growth."

Bruce Bartlett,
domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan

www.washingtonpost.com

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-12 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Bruce Bartlett has come a long way. It is interesting to hear him talk.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-04-12 04:43 PM | Reply

All I got was a $1.50.

At least Atlanta got a trainload of Poop.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-12 04:44 PM | Reply

I'm convinced..Sending mine back.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-04-12 05:33 PM | Reply

I think the thing to understand is that this argument that tax reduction = growth isn't used to convince people that are already on their side. They already understand that it's a device to force the dismantling of the social safety net which is what they really want. The real purpose of this argument is to keep democrats and liberals off balance, arguing against a straw man.

#18 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-04-12 08:07 PM | Reply

Nice to see that TPC is still echoing what their masters at Priorities USA by focusing on what is going to happen 10 years from now:

There's no question that Trump benefits when a negative critique of his tax and health care policies is not front and center – especially when voters are hearing Trump's side of the story on the economy.

Even while waging other important fights, Democrats must continue to focus on negative economic themes like taxes and health care and not allow themselves to be sidetracked and distracted by Trump's latest tweets.

While Republican gains have not been enough to counter the extraordinary political environment for Democrats, it is imperative that Democrats return to focusing on their negative economic messaging and counter the positive narrative being pushed by the White House, Republicans in Congress and their special interest backers.

The most important and effective messages on Trump's economic policies for Democrats to focus on reinforce with voters the narrative that Trump's economic policies will further enrich the wealthy and big corporations while hurting the middle class.

The funny thing is that you don't even feel the strings as they jerk you from issue to issue like the puppets that you are.

Priorities USA
February 13, 2018 | Memos
New Poll & Messaging Guidance: Democrats Must Keep Focus on Economy and Health Care

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-04-12 08:56 PM | Reply

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