The foxes guarding the tax reform hen-house


“Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you’re a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don’t go hungry, you’re a moocher?” – Jon Stewart

Here is the estimated net worth of some of the “foxes” in the Trump administration guarding the tax reform hen-house;

Donald Trump (President)- $3.1 billion

Wilbur Ross (Secretary of Commerce)- $2.5 billion 

Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education)- $1 billion

Steven Mnuchin (Secretary of the Treasury)- $385 million  

Rex Tillerson (Secretary of State)- $300 million

Ben Carson (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)- $22 million 

Elaine Chao (Secretary of Transportation)- $22 million

David Shulkin (Secretary of Veteran Affairs)- $17 million

Tom Price (Secretary of Health and Human Services)- $10 million

James Mattis (Secretary of Defense)- $7 million 

Jeff Sessions (Attorney General)- $6 million 

John Kelly (Secretary of Homeland Security)- $5 million

Rick Perry (Secretary of Energy)- $2 million

Sonny Perdue (Secretary of Agriculture)- $2 million

Ryan Zinke (Secretary of Interior)- $1.9 million

Alex Acosta (Secretary of Labor)- $1.3 million

Mike Pence (V.P.)- $800,000 

Mr. and Mrs. Deplorable get ready to grab your wallets. Your “saviors” tax plan could get real ugly real quick for 99% of us. And what would Trumps tax plan mean for the 1% listed above (you are oh so close Mike Pence) a BIG raise! More green in their already bulging bank accounts. But that’s okay, the 1% are going to take care of the rest of us. Remember? They are going to let us sip from their trickling spigots (the definition of Trickle-down economics). Kind of sounds dirty doesn’t it? Most fantasies are.

When you hear your representatives in the Senate and Congress talk about “Tax Reform” keep in mind what Albert Einstein said “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  

“Tax day is the day that ordinary Americans send their money to Washington, D.C., and wealthy Americans send their money to the Cayman Islands.”- Jimmy Kimmel



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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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13 Responses to The foxes guarding the tax reform hen-house

  1. William Tell says:

    OK, I’ll go ahead and say this. Jon Stewart is so racist (that is, white) I can’t stand it.

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  2. Great quotes. Not many of us are old enough to remember Reagan’s “trickle down”. It was more like a golden shower for the masses.

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  3. Nan says:

    *sigh* I’d really rather not be reminded of this …

    It’s one of the most disturbing parts of our economy because there’s so little we can do about it. As the old saying goes … the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

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    Breaking News: Senate Republicans plan to propose delaying a cut in the corporate tax rate until 2019, according to a GOP senator.

    Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) also said the individual mandate will not be repealed as part of the Senate tax overhaul proposal expected to be released Thursday.

    The proposal breaks with President Trump’s preference that a corporate tax cut be put in place immediately. The House’s tax-reform legislation proposes lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent in 2018.

    Other big changes from the House version include adding back in a deduction for medical expenses and a full repeal of state and local tax deductions.

    Republicans are seeking to get a bill to President Trump’s desk by Christmas.

    A House panel could report its version out of committee on Thursday, and that measure could get a vote in the full chamber next week.

    They blinked.
    “This is outrageous!” Bravo to (D) Rep. John Larson for saying what we’re all thinking.
    Is this kind of plain-truth talk (from a tax-plan committee member) shaming them enough?
    Or are their pissed-off constituents calling them…?

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  5. Patty says:

    Fantastic posts you’ve written again last week. I share the envy of your wife, but I do agree with you…we have to move forward and embrace change. However, not the change that happened a little bit over a year ago. Time for another change…high time! 😉


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