Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,Politicians are fond of campaigning as outsiders or non-politicians whose highest goal is to serve the people of their district or state. Those with backgrounds in business and commerce tout the business approach they will bring to the legislative process. They may actually believe their campaign rhetoric, but once elected, they come face to face with the reality of politics. That reality has nothing to do with morality, legality, or the hope they spoke of that won votes.
Donald Trump is the only outsider since Ronald Reagan to arrive in Washington and maintain his outsider status. UniParty members fear and despise him. The media shows no sign of lessening the torrent of contempt it heaps on him every day. In spite of all the negativism, UniParty passed tax reform of sorts. It was not their choice to do so but because of pressure brought on them, some tax changes were made.
It was approved because Donald Trump took the issue to the chiefs of corporate America. The movers and shakers in the business world gave the reforms the green light, and the Washingtonians, true to their real constituents, approved some changes to tax law. The biggest winner in the tax changes is corporate America. This will ultimately be a boon to all Americans because the economy will flourish, jobs will be created or brought here, and corporate profits will soar. This is good.
The reason all this will happen is that the tax bill reduced the corporate tax rate on money earned overseas and subsequently brought to the United States. Bonuses and pay raises have already been announced by several major corporations, among them, AT&T, Boeing, Wells Fargo, and Comcast which owns NBC and MSNBC. Good news for employees of these and other companies.
There are two downsides in these tax changes, and they are significant. One is that the lower corporate tax rates are permanent. The rates for individuals are not. The lower individual rates may last until 2025 or until Democrats regain control of the Congress. The requirement to buy health care insurance was also eliminated. This is a deathblow to ObamaCare.
The one change that did not happen but should have is that nearly half the population that pays no income tax will continue to not pay income tax. Until this travesty ends, there is no real tax reform. Regardless of the outcome of the changes in tax law, it is clear that the change happened because of one man. A man hated, abused, belittled, and scorned even by members of his own party.
Donald Trump remains the ultimate outsider. It seems as if the negative attention he receives only emboldens and encourages him. His continuing commentary on the fake news media has made their bias and hatred for him clearly evident. Nature’s God has once again intervened in the affairs of the United States. Donald Trump’s relationship with the Almighty is unclear, but it is clear that the Almighty has His hand on Donald Trump. Both deserve our allegiance and support.