Newsday put it this way:
‘Besieged by opinion polls showing voters already disapproved of the $1.5 trillion Republican tax plan by 2 to 1, and knew how lopsidedly its benefits flowed to the wealthy, the GOP made it worse. In the final negotiations between the House and the Senate, Republicans increased the giveaway to the richest Americans, lowering the tax on earnings of more than $500,000 from 39.6 percent to 37 percent and slashing tax bills for large-scale real estate developers.
It’s as if the GOP, accepting it must pay a huge penalty in lost popularity with average Americans for this travesty, decided to get everything possible for the party’s donors.
Tax rates and rules are never set in stone, and every national election is in part a referendum on which way they ought to move. President Donald Trump and Republican majorities in Congress were elected to deliver tax reform that would simplify the system and give money back to the middle class. With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, they have mostly failed to deliver on that promise.’
Well, they are right, Trump is ‘raping’ America for his own gain. How did we get here?