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NYT: Republicans' Tax Proposals Are 'Cartoonishly Evil'

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By    |   Friday, 17 November 2017 11:08 AM

The New York Times editorial board referenced two fictional characters in its blistering rebuke of Republicans' tax bills, both of which "were bad from the get-go" but became "steadily worse," it wrote.

In its editorial titled "A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud," the Times called the Republican bills "so cartoonishly evil they could have been dreamed up by Mr. Burns from The Simpsons."

The Times cites statistics released Thursday by the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress' non-partisan analysts, showing that Americans making north of $100,000 annually — especially millionaires — would enjoy tax cuts over the next decade, while tax increases would begin for low-income families in 2021 and sharply increase come 2027.

"Let that sink in. This tax bill would take money from working families and give it to the world’s wealthiest people," the board wrote.

"Republicans are pushing ahead to show their donors they can accomplish something, particularly letting them keep more of their money," the board wrote. "Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina captured this spirit when he said 'the financial contributions will stop' if Congress fails to pass a tax cut.

"The party has made clear where its values lie. Well-heeled campaign funders matter. Middle-class families don’t.

"It still boggles the mind that any lawmaker could support a proposal that would do so much damage to working people and the fiscal health of the government," the Times concludes.

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The New York Times referenced two fictional characters in its blistering rebuke of Republicans' tax bills, both of which "were bad from the get-go" but became "steadily worse," it wrote.
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