How Trump's Racial Demagoguery Makes It Easier for the GOP to Sell Tax Giveaways to the Wealthy

//How Trump's Racial Demagoguery Makes It Easier for the GOP to Sell Tax Giveaways to the Wealthy

How Trump's Racial Demagoguery Makes It Easier for the GOP to Sell Tax Giveaways to the Wealthy

Trump slammed traditional conservatism throughout the GOP primary, but it’s here on taxes where he is most in line with conservative ideologues and where his program lines up with radical Republican governance at the state level of the past eight years. After winning power in states as different as Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, these Republicans—led by Govs. Sam Brownback, Bobby Jindal, Pat McCrory, and Scott Walker, respectively—launched unprecedented attacks on government, cutting services, slashing assistance, and unraveling hard-fought gains in education and infrastructure to fund experiments in upper-income tax cuts, slashing rates to the bone and starving public coffers. Similar experiments have brought similar results to each state: stagnant growth, rising poverty, higher income inequality, and recurring budget crises.

By | 2017-04-27T22:04:22+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Conservatism and the GOP|

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