Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ favors wealthy

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn’t know it from President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves “Obamacare” in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve economic growth at the levels he’s predicted.
Trump’s penchant for exaggeration and sometimes pure fiction has clouded the realities of the overhaul as it has shaped up over months. As for Democrats, you wouldn’t know to hear them talk that middle-class people are getting a tax cut out of the deal, too.
A look at remarks made Wednesday and earlier about the tax plan Trump will shortly sign into law.
TRUMP: “It’s the largest tax cut in the history of our country.” — remarks Wednesday...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.