With The Alleged 'Tax Reform' Signing, Paul Ryan Tries Fulfilling Grover Norquist's Ghost of Christmas Future Nightmare

December 22, 2017 |  

Apparently, President Donald Trump, as is he is want to do, was watching Fox & Friends this morning when he heard reports that the signing of the Republican tax legislation would happen sometime in early 2018. 

Rather than delay, Trump hastily scheduled signing the universally unpopular bill into law this morning. 

While the effects and unpopularity of this legislation are  known, we are about to enter a new chapter. That chapter, which will be led by House Speaker and Ayn Rand devotee Paul Ryan, will be the Republican House and Senate attempt to tear down institutions such as Medicare and Social Security all in the name of "personal freedom."

Notwithstanding the deficit hawk Republicans during the Obama administration who seemed comfortable with the possibility of killing American financial markets and reputation for stability in the name of budget cuts, today's GOP is at ease with taking on $1.5 trillion in additional debt so the very wealthiest among us can buy a few more yachts or private jet airplanes.

Of course, that is only half of the story. The other half will come when Ryan and others in his party try gutting programs such as Medicare and Social Security that a significant number of Americans, elderly ones at that, have been planning and relying on in their future.

Ryan intends to fulfill the dreams of anti-tax anarchist Grover Norquist. As head of the American For Tax Reforms Norquist has forced every Republican legislator to sign his so-called taxpayer protection pledge. 

To put this in context, Norquist was famously quoted saying "I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

During the process that led to monstrosity signed into law today by Trump, Ryan has said making cuts to programs such as Social Security and Medicare are his main legislative priority in 2018. Of course with the YUGE deficits, Ryan is now on the precipice of his lifelong dream to impose his Randian vision while at the same time fulfilling on Norquist's anarchist vision. 

So as we slumber in the three day weekend of Christmas 2017, we just hope Norquist and Ryan somehow have an awakening like Scrooge of Christmas future if their nightmarish vision of life in American comes to life. In the meantime, we regular folks will limp along like Tiny Tim and hopefully gain enough strength to make sure that ghost of Christmas future never sees the light of day.

Merry Christmas!    

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