The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Drowning men grasp at straws. In what has become a comical meme, the Democrats grasp at polls when they discuss the tax reform measure that was signed into law the day before Christmas. They tell is that 41.6524 percent of the public are "against the tax reform measure" and that there will be a "day of reckoning" in November, 2018.

Yeah, I'm sure that middle class workers who will now keep a bit more of their own money and see more take-home pay in February will rise up and riot in the streets. After all, what's more important, more money in your pocket or the supposedly every-increasing needs of Big Intrusive Government?

Do Dems actually believe that the 143 million people who will receive a tax cut will march in the streets because a high earner who pays say $100,000 in taxes will get a larger absolute dollar tax reduction than a Middle income earner who pays, say, 6,000 in taxes?

Do progressives really believe that workers at 14 major companies that allocated a fraction of their corporate tax savings to bonuses* for all employees will "occupy" corporate headquarters in protest?

Do Chuck and Nancy actually think that a growing economy and low unemployment will somehow give them a insurmountable advantage?

I guess the bottom line is this: If the tax bill is really as bad as hysterical members of #Resistance tell us it is; if it's really a dagger in the heart of the Middle Class; if it really will destroy the country, why the enormous effort to defeat it? Just wait until November and reap the benefits of its awfulness in a massive wave election that will put Democrats back in power to stay.

Deep down, I suspect, the Dems are worried that tax reform might not be quite as awful as they claim it is; that people might like keeping more of their own hard-earned money, and that their fevered dreams of election wins followed by #Impeachment will be dashed.


*The editors of the New York Post comment:
Following President Trump’s signing of the act, which lowers the corporate-tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, leading companies began — in his words — “showering their workers with bonuses.”

AT&T announced $1,000 bonuses for its 200,000 workers. So did Sinclair, the nation’s largest TV broadcaster, for 9,000 employees, and Comcast, MSNBC’s parent company.

Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bankcorp are boosting their minimum wage to $15 an hour — a major goal for Democrats these days — and many of the same companies also announced new business and philanthropic investments of up to $1 billion.

So what was the Democrats’ reaction when corporations began passing on their anticipated added profits to workers?

Democratic (and former Hillary Clinton) strategist Jesse Ferguson called it an attempt to “curry favor” by “playing to the ego of the president.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed the AT&T bonus had already been negotiated as part of a new union contract and was an attempt to “pin a rose on this tax bill” — only to learn that it was an extra $1,000 bonus on top of the earlier one.

Many other Dems and their media supporters labeled it a p.r. stunt. MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who’ll soon pocket an extra $1,000, called it “corporate America trying to convince you that their naked greed is charity.”
And the progressive psychodrama continues.