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Last night on the Kelly File, Roger Stone tried explaining how Trump’s tax plan would be paid for. Unfortunately for him, he talked himself into a corner that there’s no getting out of. Stone insisted that Trump is a fiscal conservative, saying that Mr. Trump would offset the cost of his tax plan by cutting spending. At that point, Guy Benson highlighted Mr. Stone’s spin, saying that we should be skeptical of spending cuts coming from a guy who’s “proposing Obamacare on steroids.”

Sunday night on 60 Minutes, Trump was asked about his health care plan, at which point Mr. Trump said “I’m going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.” When Pelley pressed Mr. Trump further about who would pay for this coverage, Mr. Trump said “the government’s gonna pay for it. But we’re going to save so much money on the other side.”

The question Mr. Stone left unanswered is how a man that wants government to pay for everyone’s health care is a fiscal conservative. It’s unanswered because it isn’t possible. That’s like saying a company’s intellectual property is safe because they hired an IT guy away from the Chinese government to secure their intellectual property.

3 Responses to “Paying for Trump’s tax cuts”

  • eric z says:

    How does the trump plan differ from the bush family’s 2016 tax cuts for wealth proposals?

    Or is that not a question of interest here? The Bush family’s candidate has stated a “plan.”

    What differences, if any, are there?

    Is either different from standard discredited trickle down – magic growth will happen unlike the earlier times, time and again?

  • Chad Q says:

    Yeah because that rocket up poverty the progressives have been peddling for the last 60 years has helped so many people. I mean with 7 years of no growth, losses in wages and wealth, record numbers of people in poverty, record numbers on food stamps, record numbers renouncing citizenship, etc., progressives must be pretty proud of themselves. That’s right, it’s all Bush’s’ fault.

    But I digress. It’s just more platitudes from Trump with no real answers for the questions. He wants to be everything to everyone but he doesn’t understand you can’t out give a progressive. Hillary, Sanders, or Biden will promise free whatever to the sheep and they will be led to slaughter just like they have for 60 years and nothing will change.

  • eric z says:

    Great response, Chad.

    Now, how does the Trump plan differ from the Bush family’s candidate’s proposals?

    I see congruence, so explain, Trump is wrong, Bush is correct? Or are they both wrong, and why?

    And how do you see old-fashioned trickle down differing from either Trump or Bush top end tax cutting, yet again.

    The past sixty years include Reagan-Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, and then W tax cuts of the same nature, so what in the argument am I missing?

    What have those fabled job creators been doing with their windfalls? Creating Chinese jobs? Jobs for industrial robots? What? You want a third strike before scoring an out?

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