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Media Parroting ‘$1000 Bonus!’ Stories Helped Give Trump’s Tax Cuts Majority Support


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Media Parroting ‘$1000 Bonus!’ Stories Helped Give Trump’s Tax Cuts Majority Support

Adam Johnson

A New York Times/Survey Monkey poll last week revealed that, for the first time, a slim majority of Americans support last December’s Republican tax cuts—cuts that disproportionately benefit the rich, redistributing money from the poor to the wealthiest Americans.


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Never ever EVER underestimate the stupidity of the American people.


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I am surprised at how many outlets were pounding that pseudo-story. And that most people didn’t read past the headlines. The after-tax is closer to $750 for the 2-5% of workers who actually got a bonus. Why should we all prostrate ourselves in gratitude and start kissing rings because a corporation that has literally thousands of millions to spend throws $750 at us?


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Let them eat crumb cake


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This paltry dispersion to the workers whose employers were granted millions is the defining example of Chump Change. Sure it is welcome burt it ain’t a raise.


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Plus most of them are laying off people!


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Its really quite simply. Once people started actually experiencing the tax cuts, as Rufus T. Firefly said, “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”


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I’m still angry that the $20 COLA was quickly snatched by a $20 rent hike.


#9

Yeah. My $75 SSN raise went toward a $77 rent hike. I’m right where I was before.


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I think voting against their own interests is a specially developed excelling characteristic commonly found among the politically naive, uneducated. A type of intentional ignorance of reality which they seem very proud to share with others.


#11

You could’ve just restricted the headline to the first two words.