It's our first Christmas present of the year...
Let's all say thank you to Donald Trump and the republican party!
The phrase death and taxes is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote in a 1789 letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
In the early hours of the morning the Republicans pushed through their tax bill.
Never mind that the bill looked like a mish mashed word salad with scribbled unintelligible bits and pieces in the margins and is 400 pages long. And that no one including those who voted for it had any time to read it.so no one actually knows for sure what is in it..
But with some nifty two stepping Mitch McConnell was able to persuade republicans to fall in line.
Here are some things we do know about the bill.
In an already devastated Puerto Rico, the bill hikes the export tax. Because Puerto Rico isn't having enough trouble.
The bill will increase the deficit by over a Trillion with a T, dollars.
Students will have a much harder time affording a higher education.
Oh and by the way...
multi billion dollar corporations and the rich will do just fine.
That includes Donald Trump even though he vehemently denies it.
Their taxes were slashed so, there's that.
Like the Beatles wrote in the song Tax man ;
"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
if you try to sit, I'll tax your seat,
if you get too cold, I'll tax the heat
if you take a walk, I'll tax you feet".
This tax bill will in essence be the death of an already critically wounded middle class.
But the rich get richer and if we all wait long enough it will somehow magically trickle down,...
So, merry Christmas or if you are so inclined, happy holidays...
What a wonderful gift!
Have a great weekend!
Noodle and crew
We are part of The Cat On My Head blog hop!
Yikes... our recent budget held little promise either.. sigh... crazy globe. Happy advent Noodle. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx
Some things even Santa can't keep secret Noodle!ReplyDelete
Hi Noodle. You're looking very handsome today. The other stuff.... Just too crazy to comment on.ReplyDelete
i hope you can have a good christmas despite all your difficult thoughts!!ReplyDelete
ooops!!! I thought you meant Secret Paws! MOL! Thanks for reminding me about that Beatles song...EXACTLY! catchatwithcarenandcodyReplyDelete
We just don't get it, Noodle.ReplyDelete
400 pages! Yikes!ReplyDelete
We all know about that trickle down theory. It didn't work before and it will fail again. What is that saying about... if we don't learn from our past mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them? Well, they are being repeated, and the middle class is doomed. Regardless of this, you look meowvolous Noodle, and we are happy to have you on our hop. We just hope our parents will be able to continue to buy pet food and litter. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and SawyerReplyDelete
With gifts like that from your own country who needs enemies? More debt isn't the answer, but then it wont be the president that is going to have to pay it, he'll be well off and walk away from it all with a smirk on his face. Same this side of the pond with our bunch. We never learn....ReplyDelete
noodle.....we iz.... CRACKIN UP !!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
bye de way; ya look gorgeouz mite we say ~~ ♥♥♥
Mee-you LadyMum sorta **swooned** when shee saw this foto of you1 Yur berry hansum if mee may say that.ReplyDelete
An wee not commint on Trump thee Chump. Hee terryfiess us here inn Canada!
**nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
Ah the method trickle down. Same over here, they give the Maori nation considerable help aiming for the 'trickle down' to reach everyone - but it stays in top top 2%.ReplyDelete
American is sinking fast isn't it? If the middle class don't buy anything the shops will close. The companies will go bankrupt but the ginger monkey will do just fine.
TBT here: I heard on the news that the tax bill conference committee is stripping out the moderating parts of the bill that caused some Senators to reluctantly vote for it. Hopefully, those Senators will vote against the conference bill now.ReplyDelete