Tuesday, March 28, 2017
You Can't Make This Stuff Up (But Maybe You Can)
Republicans claim they're going to tackle tax reform next. We're not sure what they're going to be able to accomplish, seeing as how they messed up repealing Obamacare so badly, but you can bet that whatever they'll try to do, it'll involve huge gifts to the Trumpsters' billionaire buddies.
How big will those gifts be? How much? Who knows? Which brings us to our messaging suggestion for the Democrats.
As Trump has proven, accuracy doesn't matter. So the Democrats' job is made that much easier: All they have to say is that under the tax plan endorsed by the White House, Trump and his evil spawn (and all of their corrupt, Russia-loving friends) are guaranteed to benefit to the tune of, oh, say, $3.2 billion.
It's a good number, $3.2 billion. It's not a round number — which gives it more impact, makes it more memorable. While $3 billion is a fantasy, $3.2 billion sounds real. Like someone actually did the math.
And when the White House disputes it, the Democrats should say: Show us your tax returns, and we'll gladly recalculate. Until then, we simply have to rely on Trump's endless and very public boasts about his business success and his wealth.
Democratic Party, what are you waiting for? We cats HISS and PURR at the same time.