An irresponsible Christmas gift


Witness millionaires and billionaires taking care of millionaires and billionaires. Despite congressional bilge litter to the contrary, Republicans have handed the American people the biggest pile of mule droppings since 1776. Moreover, ignoring two-thirds of the nation’s populace, they passed the tax bill on the backs of American families and future generations of children and grandchildren.

Americans should never forget how, after securing their own tax shelters, Republicans jeopardized deductions for mortgage interest, student loan interest, state taxes, medical expenses and virtually every avenue of tax sanctuaries available to American families, not to mention the impending disaster facing Medicare programs.

Outstanding representation, huh.

Granted, to secure enough votes, they belatedly dangled a few carrots to make it appear palatable to those who will eventually pay for it. Should anyone find my analysis flawed, then why do the carrots disappear in a few years for most Americans while the millionaires and billionaires enjoy theirs forever?

The wealthy already enjoy generous tax shelters, enabling them to bury huge portions of their income. The result is an American family often pays a greater percentage of its income to taxes than many millionaires and billionaires. Could that prove one reason the public will never see Donald Trump’s tax returns?

With the $1.5 trillion price tag, the next generations are bequeathed one arrogant, irresponsible Christmas present.


The nation has obviously chosen to ignore Thomas Jefferson’s judicious admonition, “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts.”

Roger Turcotte, Lewiston

  • FrankE

    This behavior should not have come as a surprise. Republicans have been hinting about this scam all along, if anyone had taken the time to read between the lies, it would have been as plain as the nose on your face.
    From the very onset, Donald Trump was proclaiming anything and everything for the middle class. His garbage about draining the swamp is just a continuation of Trump behavior 101. Starting two years ago I researched Trumps history. I knew I didn’t know all there was to know about Trump. From reading a couple of books, and seeing two rather informative biographies, it became apparent that nothing Trump promises will ever come true. He stands at the podium and chastises others for lying, yet he himself lies up to 65% of the time he is speaking. His pathological lying along with his Narcissistic mental disorder, which feeds his psychopathic tendencies, are all good indications that we have a complete nutcase for a president. If he’s allowed to remain in office, he will continue to run the White House as a money making endeavor. This has been his goal all along. He is a master of deception and he is well versed in manipulation. As long as Trump remains in office, nothing should come as a surprise to anyone. The guy is off his rocker…………………