Presidential economic adviser Gary Cohn (R-Goldman Sachs) is making the rounds selling tax cuts for the rich that may (but probably won’t) lower taxes on the middle class (they really won’t). But if they did that would be cool, or so he says:
Cohn: “If we allow a family to keep another thousand dollars of their income, what does that mean? They can renovate their kitchen, they can buy a new car, they can take their family on vacation, they can increase their lifestyle,” he said. “That’s what our tax plan has to do.”
Um, who? Wha?
A thousand dollars can change your lifestyle alright, if it’s 1905.
Because Cohn was not happy with Trump’s Charlottesville meltdown, people in the press want to think he’s a different kind of Trumpkin. It’s their strange form of optimism that keeps them coming back to assert that the worst people in the world might actually be just playing the role of shitheel, but they’ll come through in Act III when we really need them. Spoiler alert: no, they won’t. It’s not an act, they’re shitheels. Out of touch, arrogant, stupid shitheels.
Holy crap are we screwed.