Trump forsakes his base with new economic plan | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Trump forsakes his base with new economic plan

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 10:54 AM

click to enlarge DONALD TRUMP: His new economic plan has little to offer hsiswhite male, less-educated base, Ernest Dumas says. But so what?
  • DONALD TRUMP: His new economic plan has little to offer hsiswhite male, less-educated base, Ernest Dumas says. But so what?
Ernest Dumas' column for the Times this week ponders Donald Trump's appeal to blue collar white males, particularly after a new speech on his economic plans that forsakes  populism in favor of the sorts of tax ideas that overwhelmingly favor the rich, as a good Republican is expected to do.

Repeal the estate tax? That would help maybe 5,000 ultrawealthy families every year.

Cut the top corporate tax rate? It's already rarely paid and corporate profits are rising as working class incomes have fallen in real terms.

A tax-break for child care expenses? That's of no value to low-income workers who have no tax bill to offset.

Dumas concludes that plans (facts) don't matter as much as slogans. I think Donald Trump knows that.


Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation