Trump’s tax cuts were not passed to consumers
During my wife’s recent illness, I had the opportunity to shop for the two of us. It was a learning experience. Shopping for grits, groceries and other household goods is physically, mentally, emotionally and, even, spiritually more challenging and demanding than those of us who don’t do it think.
I also learned that, while I do not have the capacity to compile data and check facts as news media, I can confirm that President Trump’s veracity is suspect or worse. Contrary to his announcement during a Florida rally, you do not have to present identification to shop. Moreover, the constant insistence from the president, his spokeswomen and so many of his Congressional supporters that the corporate tax cuts would be passed on to consumers is a flat-out lie. The cost of living for food, fuel, and everything in between is rising. It is virtually impossible for a family, of four, even with two minimum wage earners, to provide healthy and nutritious food for three meals a day.
The boasting about the low unemployment and the strong stock market and economy may be good for those of us who are financially secure, even relatively so. However, our fellow Americans who live on the margins of society are suffering as much, if not more, than ever. A land of plenty, my foot.
– Cermette Clardy Jr.
Isle of Palms