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Although the various Republican tax cut plans vary in details, they have the same basic structure. The plans require the American taxpayers (i.e. you and I) to take out a $1.5 trillion loan and give the money to the richest people in the country (i.e. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and President Donald Trump).

By design, the plans will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion, which means that we, the taxpayers, must borrow that much to keep the government running. The sole reason for borrowing the money is so the ultra rich can keep even more money rather than paying taxes.

This is just nuts. Would even the most ardent Montana Republican go to the bank, take out a $50,000 personal loan and just give the money to those who need it least, like David and Charles Koch? Well, that's the plan.

Richard Buley



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