Internet roasts Huckabee-Sanders as dubious tax cut question backfires

Internet roasts Huckabee-Sanders as dubious tax cut question backfires

Press Sec. Sanders Question To Twitter On Tax Cuts Does Not Go As Planned

The Republican Donald Trump administration is busy trying to sell its tax cuts for the wealthy, and their tactics are no surprise. They are using the usual rhetoric of convincing lower income folks that giving the Trump family more money is good for working-class bank accounts. In other words, the same old debunked theory of “trickle down economics”.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took a stab at selling the plan on Twitter with a series of messages recently. She stated:

The average American family would get a $4,000 raise under the President’s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?

But then she followed up with a question that didn’t go as planned.

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What would your family do w/ a $4,000 raise from the President’s tax cut plan? REPLY & I’ll share your family’s story in the press briefing

When people are able to use actual facts to retort, asking a question like that will never go well. And in this case, it went really bad.

Some of the ideas Tweeted back at Sanders were definitely something she’ll not share at the podium.

Some took the time to point out most of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, of which Donald Trump needs a reminder that he is in fact the president, are still without power.

Others noted that, under the proposed plan, they would actually see an increase in their taxes.

And some sent a reminder that the Republican Trump administration was in the process of sabotaging Obamacare and likely raising health insurance premiums for many in the years to come.

Sanders doesn’t bother to mention the Republican attempt to repeal the estate tax. The IRS recently bumped the money protected from the estate tax up to $5.6 million for an individual and $11.2 million for married couples. A recent estimate stated the repeal could be a $3.5 billion cut for Trump’s cabinet, including over $500 million for the Trump family.

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It’s become abundantly clear the Donald Trump tax plan is a massive giveaway to the wealthy based on completely debunked absurdities. The question remains: are we going to fall for this scam again?

If the answers to the question posed by Sarah Sanders are any indication, maybe we won’t.

Featured image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images (cropped).

A very happy stay-at-home dad with a Master’s in Poly Sci which qualifies him for asking an endless number of questions on issues and having no answers.