The U.S. economy is strong! The tax cuts are working and we must make them permanent! The estate tax, (now known as the “death tax”), must be repealed! We have to do this to keep our economy strong and growing!
If you have any exposure to traditional media, there is no doubt that you have heard these phrases. But, I ask, how’s your “personal economy” doing these days? How did you like your last raise? (what??? You didn’t get a raise? ) But you received a tax cut, didn’t you? (you mean the one that we didn’t notice because the price of EVERYTHING has risen and the cut was barely noticeable?). What’s that I hear about how your money just doesn’t seem to go as far as it used to go?
I think it is time to take a look at some real numbers. We can find those numbers at our own government’s websites.