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Tax reform deceptive

The United States went further into debt by two-thirds trillion dollars in 2017, meaning the government has not been collecting enough taxes before tax cuts. Yet, Congress just voted to further increase the national debt by reducing taxes for the wealthy.

It deceptively is called tax reform, where the cost of government has been shifted from the elite few to bottom 50 percent in income.

The average of 5 recent national polls at the end of November show that only 32 percent of the population supports the tax cut with 46 percent opposed. Still the tax cuts have passed despite the opposition.

The tax cuts passed because some billionaires threatened to pull their big campaign donations to the current dominate party. This demonstrates that campaign donations are influencing congressional decisions, which meets the definition of bribery.

We can blame the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court for this corruption where donations by a wealthy few can dominate the will of the majority. It is also apparent that one party has sold their votes to the highest bidder.

George Clark

Deer Park

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