Uh Oh! Trump Dropping Two-Thirds of Tax Cuts Promised in GOP Primary

Don the Con

Another day, another broken promise by “Don the Con.” It’s sure a good thing he’s not “Lyin’ Ted” and “tells it like it is,” right?

National Review reports:

Don’t look now, but Donald Trump is quietly changing his mind on taxes.

Less than 24 hours after he officially became the Republican party’s nominee, Trump’s team revealed that their tax plan would be the subject of some “tweaks.” Specifically, Trump is looking to abandon seven trillion dollars in tax cuts, fully two thirds of the benefit to taxpayers that he had originally proposed. In scale, this is akin to Trump’s abandoning his promise of a wall with Mexico and proposing a little more funding for border security in its place.

Don’t get me wrong: the original plan was deeply flawed (see here, and here), whereas this new policy looks more like Paul Ryan’s, which is probably a good thing. But what does this say about Trump?

It’s just a $7 trillion “tweak,” folks. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Just remember: They’re only words, big words, fantastic words, from a really big brain. Oh, and by the way, everything he campaigned on was only “suggestions” ( even though when he proposed them, you just knew they were chiseled in stone, didn’t you?), so don’t get too worked up.

Wait a minute, didn’t Melania Trump just promise that her husband was never going to let us down?

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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