22 April 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
I note that the White House plans to release its spectacular tax plan today, in time to (hopefully) salvage something from the first 100 day debacle. Word is that business, big and small, will stand to benefit the most. The stock market soars in anticipation. Rubbing its manicured hands.
While I understand the value of stimulating business and, with it, perhaps, hopefully, job growth (I approve!), the whole theory of trickle-down economics has proved over the years to be a wrong-headed illusion. Look at Kansas! I trust that, as my representative, you will remain keenly alert to downside of using the tax code to further benefit the rich at the cost of the middle classes and—especially!—the poor. As I’m sure you must be aware, there are other ways of stimulating job growth than feeding more money from the national treasury into the pockets of the wealthy. Whatever happened to the idea of working on the infrastructure?
Incidentally—I may have mentioned this before, and I say it as an immigrant from socialist Europe—I have never fully understood the American aversion to paying a fair share of taxes. Unless, of course, the proceeds are squandered lavishly and needlessly on military excess.