Everybody knew the GOP tax scam passed last December was not needed. The economy was doing just fine and didn’t need a stimulus. The government deficits were already too large, and the U.S. needed more revenue, not less revenue from taxes. And certainly the super-rich beneficiaries of the tax cut bill didn’t need any more money. The concentration of wealth among the super-rich has never been greater in this country. The rich were already getting richer, and didn’t need any more help from the government to feather their nests.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.