So Paul Ryan is retiring. Well, more specifically, he’s not seeking re-election, which is basically the same thing. He talks a big game about wanting to settle down, raise his kids, and just move forward knowing he’s accomplished the things he’s want to accomplish, which was apparently to screw over just as many old and poor people as he possibly could. But it’s hard to not to see it as a well time escape. A jumping ship move, or to quote Douglas Adams, “So long and thanks for all the fish!”. It’s hard to argue that the Republicans aren’t in something of a politically turbulent time right now, and how that’s going to shake out in the coming weeks and months must be on the forefront of Ryan’s mind. I wonder if he’ll be getting out soon enough?
So, the passing of this scam of a tax bill has me really thinking about what the Republicans have become since being the party of Lincoln. It’s one thing to make bad decisions because you think you’re being moral, but I just can’t believe, even kind of, that the current Republicans think that this new bill will be beneficial to their constituents. They just don’t have any leg to stand on in that regard.
The justification for this scam of a tax bill is that the permanent corporate tax cuts will incentivize corporations to make new big investments spurring salary increases and new jobs. And I keep reading articles that have company heads and CEOs claiming that this will in no way make them interested in doing that. They’ll mostly use the breaks to do what they’ve always done: boost shareholder profits. So I find it awfully bold for people like Paul Ryan to insist that corporations will absolutely do something that they have no financially good reason to do.