“Tax reform must dramatically simplify the tax code, eliminate special interest loopholes – and I’m speaking against myself when I do this, I have to tell you.” (Trump, August 2017) “The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.” (Trump, September 2017) “Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners.” (Trump, October 2017) “[Business] people are going to really go out and do something.” (Trump, January 2018) “I would expect to see an immediate jump in wage growth.” (Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett, October 2017) “We are totally confident [emphasis added] this is a revenue-neutral bill and probably a revenue producer.”(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, December 2017)

Promises, promises. Unfortunately, not one of those promises was kept.

Mark Berg is a community activist in Adams County and a proud Liberal. His email address is MABerg175@Comcast.net.

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