As our duly elected officials in Washington squabble over OUR money by who gets to pay less or more tax, there is one fact of which you can be sure. The liberal arm of the Democrat party will trot out someone to put a face in front of the camera, more than likely Chuck Schumer, to shriek that the wealthy will be the only people to get a tax cut. And there will be a segment of the population, regardless of fact, that will shake their fist and repeat this old, worn out erroneous mantra.
In fact, this year’s version of howling has been going on for a few months now, irrespective of the fact that the plan was just released the week of November 20th. That’s right, Schumer and his ilk have been complaining since before they knew what was in the plan. So, when the new tax plan came up for a vote, all but 13 RINO’s in the House voted to give you a tax cut and EVERY Democrat voted not to give you a tax cut. The wait for a version of tax reform from the Left promises to be a lengthy one.
Now, any self-respecting Congressman worth his salt will tell you that he is only looking out for the middle class and the poor, but those despicable Conservatives are only pandering to the rich. (If you believe that, explain the Clinton’s.) For that reason, the Democrats voted not to pass a tax cut bill. If you can make credible sense out of this logic, please email me.
Before you write me nasty letters, keep in mind, the mandate by President Trump to Congress was to cut and simplify our taxes. It was part of his platform when voted in as our president. You can bet there wasn’t a Congressman from either side of the aisle that really wanted to do this, but Trump considers himself to be a Conservative, so the Republican Congress felt obligated to bring it up. And they directed all their minions to come up with something, with the unspoken caveat to use lots of smoke and mirrors so as to keep it complicated and burdensome to us, and to arouse suspicion in just who gets a tax cut.
To date, that has worked well. A trip to the internet will give one a host of reasons for how the new tax plan is good for us, and an equal amount that will tell us how the middle-class is getting hosed by the wealthy…again. You can find plenty of equally opposing opinions on Face Book too.
The fact is, without the credentials CPA and/or CMA behind your name, it’s unlikely that a) you have read the plan; b) understand the plan fully, including the ramifications years from now and/or: c) know what the true intentions are from a collection of Congressman, most of which could care less about people like you and me. So why would we fight with each other over it?
After reading internet reports from the Congressional Budget Office, Pew Research, the IRS, Heritage Foundation, Americans for Tax Fairness, FactCheck.org, and a few bloggers, my eyes crisscrossed. I was reminded again why I am not an accountant or financial planner, and decided right then and there to keep my day job. (I came to that same career conclusion while on the golf course this past summer too.) Anyway, much like a carnival hawker, something about Chuck Schumer being for or against anything always sets off alarms in my noggin’ that pulls at me hard - in the other direction. Nothing the man has ever said has felt authentic to me, of which I wrote about in a blog back in January. The fact is, he’s in
Congress to be an obstructionist, lusting for power, and isn’t very credible.
Think about it - if there aren’t tax cuts in this bill, why would President Trump sign it? It would make him look incredibly foolish, and hurt an economy that has done nothing but improve under his tenure. Furthermore, Republicans running for re-election, priority number one for any politician, would be committing political suicide.
The government does not know how to spend your money any better than you do. If you don’t believe that, look at the tax situation in this state where they are driving people out in record numbers due to excessive taxation. A tax cut for anyone is better for this country.