We never needed a study to know that the Tax Scam Bill was just that…a scam. We have also known for years, nay decades, that trickle down is a fraud too. That has always been obvious and people were kicking and screaming when this Tax Scam Bill passed that it was a “dud” only to be ignored. As usual.
It pisses me off to see these posthumous analyses telling us what we already know and have been saying for decades and like it fucking matters. I mean who is gonna do anything about it? Tallying up all the crimes is one thing, finding someone who does something about it something else. It’s all just salt in the wound. Democrats cant even impeach an open, criminal POTUS. They would never go for reversing this, let alone increasing taxes on the rich. Remember they had that window from 2008-2010 when they had congressional super majority and could have reversed the Bush era tax cuts but wouldnt because Democrats are part of the problem.
Bottom line: most Americans don’t have representation in Congress. It appears that way but we really don’t. I mean good luck getting a live person on the phone when you, as a voter and citizen, want to talk to your reps and senators. If you are lucky you get a bored assistant who jots down what you say and moves on to the next call. Most of the time, though, you are going to get a voicemail with 30 seconds time to leave a “message” that will be summarized and given to the Congressional goon at the end of the day and which he or she will ignore cause they are on the phone all day talking to millionaire donors. They dont give a shit about you as a voter or your feedback, their corporate overlords are their true masters.
Congressional members are beholden to the donor class, which is not us, and to some extent to some special interest groups. And for every piece of puny, watered-down-to-the-lowest-common-denominator, ineffective piece of shit legislation they enact for the middle class, they have enacted dozens of pieces of legislation aimed at benefiting the rich and powerful and thus themselves. Anyone who thinks that a congress that consists of mostly millionaires and one that benefits from the system, is going to enact legislation to undo what benefits them is a damn fool.
The only candidates who right now are promising to take aggressive action against the wealthy parasites in this country are Warren and Sanders (the others are just pretending). Together with a handful of Reps we got a tiny progressive coalition that could seriously make that happen. But watch the Establishment quash them too. As Pelosi said mockingly “there are only 5 of them in Congress.”