Even before Republicans had written a bill, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin insisted that their tax cuts would more than cover their own cost with economic growth. “Not only will this tax plan pay for itself, but it will pay down debt,” Mnuchin said in September. Despite this being comically implausible, Mnuchin promised that a crack team of analysts at his department was already looking at the economic effects of various proposals. The bill would be scored by the Treasury department, he said. What’s more, they would show their work. “We have over 100 people working on this, and it will be a completely transparent process,” he told CNBC’s John Harwood at one point.
In fact no one was working on it.
We have a government run by psychotic liars thanks to Republicans.
Apr 12, 2017