Saturday, June 3, 2017

Today's Trumpian Ignorance & Idiocy

Try telling Trump this: A "one-page outline hastily presented to the public in April" is not a bill.

Have the Executive Mansion's toadies & lickspittles not yet shown Trump The Ignorant one of those "How a Bill Becomes a Law" cartoons for third-graders? (And would His Imperious Majesty have been able to retain any of it had they managed to sneak it into his other telebision viewing? Would he even understand it had something to do w/ him?)

Trump says his tax bill is 'moving along.' Except it doesn't exist

"Our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it's doing very well," he said at a Rose Garden speech on Thursday.

One problem: There is no tax bill.

The only evidence of a White House tax strategy is a bunch of rhetoric from Trump's economic team and a one-page outline hastily presented to the public in April. Trump called the proposal "one of the biggest tax cuts in American history."

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn began pressing Republican members of Congress in mid-May to get on board with Trump's tax agenda. But no legislation has emerged.

"I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised," Trump said of the phantom tax bill. "The Republicans are working very, very hard. We'd love to have support from the Democrats, but we may have to go it alone. But it's going very well."
Swimmingly, even.
*Eat me, C.N.N.

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