With the following imagined speech by a Republican President, David Leonhardt of the NY Times perfectly describes GOP Trickle Down Economics.

“My fellow Americans, I’m here today to tell you about my economic plan. Each year, I will require every middle-class family across this great country to write a check. We will then pool the money and distribute it to the richest Americans among us — the top 1 percent of earners, who, because of their talent, virtue, and success, deserve even more money.”

“The exact size of the checks will depend on a family’s income, but a typical middle-class household will hand over $15,000 each year. This plan, I promise all of you, will create the greatest version of America that has ever existed.”

With a nod to the likes of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Trump and their tax plans, Mr. Leonhardt just described GOP Trickle Down Economics and the actual American economy in which we now live.

Feeling patriotic? Write a check.

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