Josh Pechthalt: It is actually generous to call this trickle-down economics. To be more accurate and blunt, this broadly unpopular tax plan is a smash and grab, class warfare plain and simple.
John Peeler: While 95 percent of taxpayers may see some short-term reduction, their taxes will go up again in just a few years.
Berry Craig: Unions warned that Trump’s strategy with blue collar voters was divide-and-conquer, that he would shaft the whole working class.
RJ Eskow: Working people don’t have much to spend on entertainment nowadays, because it takes “every darn penny they have” just to survive.
Steve Hochstadt: Stop. Let’s get serious. This tax bill is not for you and me, unless we’re among the lucky 1%-ers who are the real beneficiaries of Republican “tax reform”.
Lance Simmens: The good news for the President is that he is on the verge of being able to point to a huge victory by virtue of an immense tax reduction package that virtually was patched together like a Rube Goldberg contraption right up until the 51st vote was counted.
Berry Craig: The legislation is more proof, as if proof were needed, that the likes of the Koch siblings ultimately get what they pay for.
Judith Lewis Mernit: Are we putting too much pressure on autonomous electric vehicles to solve all of our problems, from pollution to congestion to traffic safety?
Bruce Lerro: Workers’ self-management, workers’ control, and worker cooperatives currently exist and many are surviving with better production records than capitalist businesses or workers under state socialism.
Harriet Fraad and Richard D. Wolff: Despair, rage and lack of human connection among white men are key culprits in America’s mass shooting epidemic.
Charles Hayes: The Donald Trump—GOP tax reform proposal is an overt declaration that only the rich really matter.
Ellen Brown: Phil Murphy, a former banker with a double-digit lead in New Jersey’s race for governor, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. If he wins on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could follow.
Peter Laarman: Will Democrats and the liberal establishment throw everything they’ve got against a plan as purulent as this one is, making maximum use of social media and offering a passionate justice-centered critique rather than the usual nerdy inside-the-Beltway talking points?