New tax cut would hurt middle class and poor
Re: “White House officials discuss more modest symbolic tax vote” (Page A4, Oct. 24):
Trump’s plan to ask for a new tax reduction “for the middle class” via a last minute budget resolution is a blatant and unashamedly political attempt to buy votes before the midterm elections.
It certainly won’t be approved until after the midterms, if ever. If it passes, it will further increase the deficit and offer only small relief to the middle class, if any. And it will put further pressure toward the insane Republican plan to cut or curtail Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. So any small benefits of tax relief will be vastly overshadowed by the extra costs people would soon incur. And who will be hurt the most? Well, the middle class and the poor.
Yet another awful policy from an awful administration. People better think hard about the consequences before they cast votes that will continue the Senate and Congress Republican majority. — Martin Griss, Mountain View