Limits to trickle-down: Trump's tax-cut "boom" fizzles


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/23/buybacks-r-us.html


#2

Seems a bit obvious but obligs anyway…


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I could write a few paragraphs about this, but honestly, why bother.


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Ah, but the pockets that were lined will stay lined, so that’s all right. The benefits trickled down just fine to the real constituents.


#5

Didn’t everyone with any economic sense tell that this was exactly what would happen?


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beat me to it ya bastard.


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In other breaking news today, the sun rose from the east, water is often wet, and the Sahara contains quite a lot of sand.

So…is there a pool on how long it takes Trump and the GOP to blame this on the Democrats?


#9

Hey, that thing that has never worked before didn’t work again? Man, you’d think it was due!


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Sometimes if you kick it just so, it’ll start working. If the Republicans would like to line up single file and bend over, I am willing to give it a try.


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:ballot_box_with_check: Stimulus tax cuts for the rich.
:ballot_box_with_check: Government being drowned in a bathtub.

How could it not be the Democrat’s fault? /s


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Trump’s economic plan failed?! UNPOSSIBLE! That’s soooooo off-brand. My mind. It boggles.

I would really be shocked if the groundwork for that hadn’t already been put down.


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A junk food fiscal policy to match his greasy fast-food diet.


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I’m sure that his diet promotes growth.


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More specifically, it promotes “girth”


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What’s that? Around 3000 walls?


#18

Donald Trump’s sure-fire plan for fiscal success:

  1. Lie.
  2. Lie more.
  3. Profit!

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The low tide after the coming crash will run aground all yachts.


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