The Trojan Horse Cometh
In Washington, DC things aren't always what they appear to be
November 01, 2017
Chronicle news & opinion
Graphic credit: still image from the Robert Reich/Inequality Media produced video, "The Trojan Horse Tax Cut," published to YouTube Oct. 31, 2017.
Who wins and who loses under the Republican tax reform plan. CLICK TO ENLARGE
By Rex D. Cain
(NATIONAL) -- The Trump administration is busy these days - besides deflecting questions about Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and the Russians - trying to peddle the pitch to folks in middle America that the Republican "tax reform" plan is such a swell deal for them.
How should you - a sharp, discerning viewer who's keeping her eyes glued to how the magician is dealing out those cards - view that top-down pitch for a plan created behind closed doors by millionaires and billionaires?
This way: when a government man shows up at your door and says, "I'm here to help you with your taxes Johnny Sixpack," run the other way because you're about to be sand bagged and shanghaied.
Former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Inequality Media have a new video showing just how this tax reform scheme is really, says Reich, a classic Trojan Horse trick "that will pave the way for deeper cuts to education, health care and other programs."
The real goal of this tax reform deal, claims Reich and others, is to pull off a huge redistribution of wealth; over a Trillion dollars from the pockets of the middle class, working class and poor to the designer pockets of the rich.
The video below explains.
Readers who enjoyed the video above may also find of interest this September 11th story in the Chronicle about the biggest wealth grab in history by the wealthy, for the wealthy.
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