Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump tax cut/job growth 'plan' echoes Walker's WI fail

Donald Trump yesterday tossed out a skimpy, one-page outline of his 'growth-through-tax cut plan' that had less to do with real planning and more to do with getting a First 100 Days photo op on the record.

Republicans always tout their tired mantra of growth through tax cuts, but look to Wisconsin for a lesson.

You may remember that both right-wing GOP Gov. and failed job creator Scott Walker and his GOP Assembly Speaker valet Robin Vos both said Wisconsin's economy would take off like a rocket when Walker's 'standard GOP philosophies' - - like tax cuts principally for the wealthy and business - - took root.

But as one non-profit national watchdog group put it:
After his 2011 election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker aggressively pursued and helped pass a series of tax cuts in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. His policies pushed the state into bad fiscal straits and there is no evidence that tax changes enacted under his leadership have had the positive impact on the state’s economy that he promised. In addition, Gov. Walker has hinted that he favors repealing state and federal income taxes, a move that would make the tax system substantially more regressive.
Perveresly, Walker also raised taxes on low-income Wisconsinites in his first budget, and is again proposing to hammer the poor through the tax code in his latest, proposed budget.

The true facts are that Walker's tax cuts were implemented, yet he's more than two years past his self-declared four-year deadline for creating 250,000 new jobs but short of the goal, and the state's economic rankings continue in the lower tier.

Look out for falling, failing rocket duds.
Such as the falling rocket-propelled arrows stuck in Hatay

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