Nero Never Actually Fiddled

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Nor did he sing accompanied by himself or someone else on the lyre …

But our president sure does like to tweet. And apparently has the attention span of a gnat. While the Caribbean is still in full crisis, and Texas is now dealing with, among other things, flesh eating bacteria, Trump and the GOP think it’s the perfect time to pivot to … tax cuts.

For years, Republican lawmakers lamented the soaring national debt, pressing for spending cuts and clinging to the mantle of fiscal responsibility. But last week, Senate Republicans hammered out a deal to allow for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, betting that supercharged growth will make up for lost revenue, a potentially dubious prospect. The tax plan outlined Wednesday by the White House and Republican leaders in the House and Senate could cost more than $2 trillion over the next decade, according to a preliminary estimate by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

And, I dunno, maybe they think we have the attention span of gnats as well…

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