The Star-Herald

Poliquin wrong on tax bill

Rep. Bruce Poliquin is showing his true colors with his vote in favor of the House tax cut for the rich.

Poliquin ran as a so-called deficit hawk for two elections but that was merely cover for voting against anything while Barack Obama was the president. With Trump in office, the deficit can be increased by $1.5 trillion with tax cuts for the very rich and for corporations.

On the promise that trickle-down economics will finally work, most of the tax cuts are given to the ultra-rich and corporations. They get permanent tax cuts while the meager tax cuts for the middle class phase out. A family earning less than $75,000 per year will get a tax increase when the phase out is complete.

This deficit buster serves two purposes, tax cuts for the rich but also a future increase in the deficit for the “deficit hawks” like Poliquin to seek cuts later on against the workers in this country to balance the budget. In the view of these “deficit hawks,” deficits can only solved by cuts to be taken out of what ordinary people need from their government while taxes are cut and cut again for their big campaign donors. We need to put a stop to this scam.

Frank Bemis

Presque Isle

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