Since former GOP Rep Nan Hayworth decided to attack a comedian over a joke - while defending Trump's character and leadership - please let me offer a few facts those oft-repeated FOX talking points leave out.
Here's how they lie to you, #MAGA: https://twitter.com/NanHayworth/status/1291812150663577600
Every president fights for prosperity. Look at who's prosperity they're fighting for.
Trump's fighting to take away pre-existing conditions in the courts. His budget is trying to cut SNAP, WIC, medicare & medicaid.
Meanwhile, The 2017 "Thank You Donors" Tax Cut added nearly $2 Tril to the deficit..
...and by 2027, 82.8% of the tax cuts will go to the top 1% of wealthy Americans. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/14/does-trump-tax-cut-give-percent-benefits-top-one-percent/
The richest 1 percent of taxpayer got an avg tax cut of $50k this year, 75x more than the tax cut for the bottom 80 percent, (which will average out to $645).
“Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners.” – President Trump, Oct. 11, 2017 [USA Today] “The rich will not be gaining at all with this...https://americansfortaxfairness.org/promise-will-middle-class-tax-cut/
Right now, 12 million Americans face eviction.
Every person reading this paid more in 2018 fed taxes than Chevron, General Motors, Occidental Petroleum, IBM, Netflix, Halliburton, Amazon, DTE Energy.
Almost 1/2 the benefits of the"small business tax cut" are going to the very small group of businesses w/over $1 mil in annual income.
Less than a 1/4 goes to firms w/income of $200k or less.
The Trump family cashed in for millions; thanks to lower top rates, deep corp cuts; weakening estate tax; breaks that mostly help wealthy business owners like Trump; & real-estate loopholes for rich landlords built into the law.
Not you, #MAGA https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/news/2019/09/26/475083/trumps-corporate-tax-cut-not-trickling/
And I while I realize that Trump's corruption doesn't bother Rep. Hayworth any more than his racism, most ppl already know DT's grifter buddies are getting rich off the plague:
Trickle down doesn't help you, working-class conservatives - but the GOP keept talking about abortion & immigrants so you'll keep enabling them to do it.
And spoiler alert: the tariff war didn't hurt China, it hurt you. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-has-turned-the-government-against-the-middle-class-2019-08-14
Under the Trump administration, the economic rules have been rewritten to enrich wealthy donors and politicians and to hurt working- and middle-class families.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-has-turned-the-government-against-the-middle-class-2019-08-14
DT grew 1.5 mil fewer jobs in his 1st 3 yrs than Obama's last 3.
Ask your Trump-loving friends which Obama economic trend Trump reversed, rather than merely continued & took credit.
The Obama economic expansion ended on Trump's watch in Feb, before lockdown.
When it comes to job creation, it's possible to confuse promises with
President Trump likes to claim credit for the American job boom. @ProPublica tracked down 35 specific White House claims, and it turns out most of the promised jobs haven’t materialized. Explore the...https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/trump-job-promises
And I think we've learned
that a president
lying about Covid-19,
hundreds of times;
while not having a national strategy 5 months in,
does not help
Also, worth remembering that businessman Trump outsourced his own merch manufacturing to Mexico & China.
Now, Criminal Justice.
The First Steps Act was a bipartisan, big step to real reform; DT gets credit for signing it.
He gets EXTRA credit bc it's the opposite of what he campaigned on.
And y'know, he literally called for more police brutality. https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/security/news/2020/06/15/177851/trumps-record-police-brutality-peaceful-protests-making-problem-worse/
Trump has repeatedly advocated police brutality and violence against political opponents. His administration has largely followed suit.https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/security/news/2020/06/15/177851/trumps-record-police-brutality-peaceful-protests-making-problem-worse/
Trump also boasts that Obama couldn't get it done.
And that's true, bc when Obama wanted bipartisan CJ reform, Jeff Sessions & Tom Cotton killed it.
Must've been something about Obama they just didn't like. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-first-step-act-became-law-and-what-happens-next
Again, it's true he gets credit for signing it.
It's also true that Bill Barr is trying to undo as much of The First Steps Act as possible right now:
Barr proves Trump doesn't actually care about criminal justice reform, or even criminal justice. https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/02/trump-just-bragged-about-criminal-justice-reform-look-closer-at-how-his-administration-is-undoing-it/
There's one very big problem that he's not mentioning.https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/02/trump-just-bragged-about-criminal-justice-reform-look-closer-at-how-his-administration-is-undoing-it/
And he also gets credit for continuing STEM funding to HCBUs.
But then he had to go and lie about it in Davos: “I saved HBCUs. We saved them...They were going out, and we saved them.”
I know, just another of 20k lies; but what a leader, right? https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-01-21/ap-fact-check-trump-spreads-distortions-at-davos
President Donald Trump presented a buoyant picture of the U.S. economy and its environment at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-01-21/ap-fact-check-trump-spreads-distortions-at-davos
Opportunity Zones was orig a bipartisan proposal by Tim Scott and Cory Booker.
After Trump merely signed it, Jared cashed in.
Jared's a grifter, too. https://www.courthousenews.com/kushner-sells-stake-in-opportunity-zone-firm/
President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has sold his stake in a company investing in Opportunity Zone projects that offer tax breaks he pushed for in Washington, sparking criticism...https://www.courthousenews.com/kushner-sells-stake-in-opportunity-zone-firm/
Then Trump couldn't just brag; he had to go and lie in both Tulsa & Phoenix that $100 billion had been invested in opportunity zones. https://www.factcheck.org/2020/06/trumps-unsupported-claim-about-opportunity-zone-investments/
At his rally in Tulsa on June 20, President Donald Trump asserted without evidence that $100 billion had been invested in opportunity zones under a federal program that provides tax incentives to...https://www.factcheck.org/2020/06/trumps-unsupported-claim-about-opportunity-zone-investments/
Here, Far-Left outlet CNBC reports that opportunity zones have mainly helped large real estate projects - while many low-income communities are left out. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/opportunity-zones-fall-short-on-helping-low-income-communities-study.html
"Opportunity zones," a key White House program aimed at reducing racial inequities, have benefited big real estate projects more than minority-owned small business, according to a study.https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/opportunity-zones-fall-short-on-helping-low-income-communities-study.html
Finally, our military was so depleted we were only spending more $ on it than:
You're too smart for these grifters, @NanHayworth.
I've lied to you 20,000 times fewer than Trump.