Letter: President Trump will benefit from tax cut

Yes, President Donald Trump, this GOP tax cut may be the greatest Christmas gift ever for you and your wealthy friends, considering the bulk of the benefits go to those in the top 10 percent of income. Meanwhile, the hardworking middle and lower income families are still waiting for the Reagan and Bush tax cuts to “trickle down” while our children and our grandchildren will be left to deal with the debt.

While you bask in a rising stock market, in which fewer than half of Americans are invested, one in eight of your fellow citizens are food insecure and CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) which millions of families rely on to provide health care for their children, languishes in Congress. The ink is not even dry on your signature on this GOP tax cut for the wealthy and your Republican friends in Congress are already talking about cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

President Trump, this would be a good time for you to become familiar with the message from Charles Dickens in “A Christmas Carol.” Our historic inequality of wealth, which will increase with your tax plan, will replicate 18th century England and France when wealthy aristocrats placated their conscience by offering crumbs to the suffering masses. We can only pray that the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future visit you this season and, like Scrooge, soften your heart.

Larry Hodgden



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