Imagine a world where politicians are bought and sold, not by corporations, but by religious activists hell-bent on policing your sex life. A world where thought crimes are punishable under the law.
This dystopian world is currently being pursued by the GOP under the guise of “tax reform”.
The biggest problem with the Republican tax plan has nothing to do with taxes.
There are many causes for concern in regards to the financial aspects of the GOP’s tax reform bill.
According to the non-partisan CBO report, the bill increases the national debt by 1.7 trillion dollars over the next decade.
The bill will also increase wealth inequality between the haves and the have-nots. Disenchantment and increased poverty rates will become this bill’s legacy.
These effects are frightening and are being exposed by the Democrats and the few Republicans in Congress with a conscience.
These effects, however, can be undone by Congress once the Republicans lose power. We’ve all seen disastrous tax plans get thrown to the wayside by new administrations before. The problem everyone should be focused on is one that can’t be fixed as easily by a new political party in power.
The most insidious part of the GOP tax bill is a provision pushed for by the religious right for the past 25 years.
Contained in this small section of the bill is a provision that will set the country on the road to Theocracy. The Republican party is attempting to undo the Johnson Amendment.
They want to…