Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 12:26 PM

MAGA: Cutting Airport Screenings while Cutting (more) Taxes (for the Rich)

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Reports are that the Trump administration plans to cut post-9/11 screening at airports across the country:

The Transportation Security Administration is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the US. …

The internal documents from June and July suggest the move could save $115 million annually, money that could be used to bolster security at larger airports.

(CNN, August 1, 2018)

Talk about cutting off nose to spite face! I mean, this really is as stupid (heartless and reckless) as saying we don’t care if terrorists blow up a bunch of small planes, so long as they don’t blow up any big ones.

Even worse, though, that is coming on the heels of this consideration:

The Trump administration is considering a change to tax deduction rules that analysts say would amount to a $100 billion capital gains tax cut for the wealthy.

‘The top one percent of tax units would receive more than 86 percent of the tax cut, and that after tax-incomes would increase most for the top 0.1 percent.’

(USA Today, July 31, 2018)

So, on the one hand, Trump wants to take millions from measures that ensure security for the common folk. But on the other hand, he wants to give billions in tax breaks to the super-rich (who fly around on private jets and do not depend on airport screenings).

This perverse juxtaposition epitomizes what MAGA means to Trump. But I warned you: “Trump for President? Don’t Be a Sucker!” April 8, 2011.

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