But for the lies and deception…
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went haywire Wednesday night in response to Republicans finally passing “a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill that slashes tax rates for corporations, provides new breaks for private businesses and reorganizes the individual tax code,” as the GOP tax plan was described by NBC News.
A number of major corporations raised their minimum wage to $15 per hour and gave employees hundreds of millions of dollars in added bonuses in response to tax reform being passed.
Pledges After GOP Tax Cuts:
•AT&T: Invest $1B in US; $1,000 employee bonus
•Boeing: $300M investment
•CVS: Hire 3,000 workers
•FedEx: Increase hiring
•Fifth Third Bancorp: Minimum wage to $15; $1,000 employee bonus
•Wells Fargo: Minimum wage to $15; $400M to nonprofits pic.twitter.com/5CVNaQz8b9
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) December 20, 2017
And to think, not a single Democrat voted for the bill. But that’s where Maddow comes into play, finding fault in what has already proven to be a boon for many Americans.
Based on her own interpretation of the bill, Maddow told her viewers big corporations were being given an “embarrassing amount of money,” and the windfall was coming at the expense of American families, who will see their taxes “go up.”
Never mind that, according to the Tax Policy Center, a left-of-center think tank, more than 80 percent of taxpayers will see their taxes go down under the legislation.
“You know, when companies start volunteering that they have come up with worthy things to do with all the money that was just dumped on them, that’s how you know, oh my god, a huge amount of money was just dumped on them,” Maddow said.
“So the effects of the tax bill started to reverberate today as the wealthiest people and most powerful corporate corporations in this country started almost literally scrambling to figure out how they’re going to handle the money the Republican tax bill just gave them,” she added.
“So when your families’ taxes go up because of this bill,” the liberal host claimed, “you can take comfort in knowing that’s what you’re paying for. You’re giving telecom companies and biggest banks in the country a really embarrassing amount of money to have to explain away.”
(Psst, Rachel… paying less in taxes means the money belonged to the corporations to begin with.)
But then, it’s because of liberal propaganda that while the overwhelming majority will see tax relief from the bill, only 17 percent BELIEVE that to be the case, according to a Wall Street Journal poll.
It would seem Winston Churchill had it right when he said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
According to a WSJ poll, 17% of Americans think they will pay less in taxes.
According to the Tax Policy Center, 80.4% of Americans will pay less taxes. pic.twitter.com/YzXRPa0dD5
— modest proposal (@modestproposal1) December 19, 2017
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