Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 4/1/16

What Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Have in Common

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (# of views)   No comments
Author 90177
Message David Corn
Become a Fan
  (6 fans)
Both are pushing tax plans that would demolish the federal government.


(Image by Pedro Portal/ZUMA)   Details   DMCA

Trash-talking about wives, naked photos, a campaign manager arrested for assault, charges of marital infidelity--the Republican presidential campaign face-off between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has become a circus. No, wait -- that's not fair to circuses, where the action is orderly and designed with precision to entertain children and prompt joyful smiles and gasps of delight and astonishment at the G-rated feats. After all, trapeze artists do not take the low road. The GOP contest is more of a mud-wrestling match in which all observers are dirtied up by the flying dreck. So in the middle of this splatter-fest, let's take a moment to discuss a matter just as exciting as Melania Trump's handcuffs: tax policy.

Okay, perhaps it's not as exciting as that, but it's a wee bit more important.

As Trump and Cruz slug it out for the Republican prize, each aims to distinguish himself from the other. Trump says he's a truth-teller and -- BAM! -- Cruz is "Lyin' Ted." Cruz claims he's a principled and courageous conservative and -- KA-POW! -- Trump is a "sniveling coward" and rank opportunist. But there's not been much notice paid to a topic on which they have much in common. Both have released tax plans that would cut taxes for the well-to-do (be they billionaire real estate developers or investment bank partners) and force the government to slash programs benefiting poor and middle-class Americans.

Go to Mother Jones to read the rest of this article.

 

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Supported 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

David Corn Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

David Corn is  Mother Jones ' Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories,  click here . He's also  on  Twitter  and  FacebookRSS  |    David is (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why the Bombshell Trump Letter Could Be a Big Problem for Donald Trump Jr.

Can Obama Disrupt the Shutdown Narrative?

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks Was Part of the Cover-Up

House Dems Already Have Their List of Trump Scandals to Investigate. Here It Is.

Here's the Real Trump-Russia Hoax

Why the Scooter Libby Case -- and Trump's Pardon -- Really, Really Matter

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: