LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for nothing

I am writing to say thank you to Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan for the “largest tax cut in the history of the world,” sarcasm turned to full. Let me explain.

My wife and I are retired state of Delaware employees and she works part time for the state. We are not rich but we live comfortably and are able to pay our bills.

In 2017, we filed our taxes and received about $2,500 back in state and federal taxes. In 2018, after implementation of the “largest tax cut in the history of the world” we had to pay $2,000 in state and federal taxes and we made less in 2018 than we did in 2017.

I know that my tax withholding was adjusted under the new tax plan but could that have been just to fool us poor naive citizens that we were getting an actual tax cut only to stick it to us at tax time?

I will remember all those Republicans that said we need this tax cut for corporations and billionaires and that money would trickle down to us. Well I feel something trickling down on me but it isn’t more money in my bank account. So again, thank you Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.

Edward Hallock

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