ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd has referred to the GOP tax plan as “unfair and mean-spirited,” but he’s offered one suggestion on how to make things fairer:
How about this for an idea: no corporation or company should get a tax cut which has any employee on public assistance. If you don’t pay your employees a living wage, you shouldn’t get a tax cut.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 27, 2017
Believe it or not, many armchair liberal economists gave Dowd’s plan a thumbs-up, while others spotted immediate backfire:
Q: "How can we cause poor people to get laid off really quickly?"
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) December 27, 2017
A subsequent five seconds' thought would have revealed to him how dumb an idea this is. But who has five extra seconds on Twitter? https://t.co/lxAa6pW48F
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) December 27, 2017
Good way to ensure that the marginalized can't get hired. https://t.co/hKPn4wWa9M
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) December 27, 2017
Libs never were very good at thinking through unintended consequences.
— Greg Hackett (@HackettGreg) December 27, 2017
What could possibly go wrong?
Wow, state regulating privately held business' as to who they can hire and how much they can/have to pay. Seems like there is an political/economic system like that..what's that name, Oh, Naz….
— McDougall Boyde (@KantBreal) December 27, 2017
The hiring process would become an exercise in solving simultaneous equations.
— Admiral B B Wall (@SSBN624Blue) December 27, 2017
— Dr. Milton Wolf (@MiltonWolfMD) December 27, 2017
I love these cockamamie populist econ plans that will be a mild-to-major inconvenience for the giant corporations the left hates, but will be a devastating killer of small businesses. Give yourself a round of applause. https://t.co/P5hB71jjMC
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) December 27, 2017
so basically he wants corporations not to hire people getting public assistance…nice… https://t.co/fy8wTm4Poe
— Jeff Burkett ?? (@TheJeffBurkett) December 27, 2017
Does this public assistance count VA benefits, disability benefits, Social Security, the earned income tax credit, LIHEAP? Medicaid? Foster Care or Adoption Assistance? (The income limit for NJ's publicly funded health insurance program is $7,278/month for a family of four.) https://t.co/PXpUke3n1g
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 27, 2017
This idea of firing poor employees is excellent, and I endorse it.
Your fast food franchise is the fence about getting robots? No tax cut if you keep poor cashiers on staff – fire them all, buy robots, get a tax cut!
Matthew Dowd is a fucking genius. ? https://t.co/tWxjEv0Dki
— Lucifer's Handplane (@ClarkHat) December 27, 2017
Obama had 50+ million on welfare, suddenly it's a corporation's consequence? https://t.co/43TAIjqovM
— Kali Gal (@GoinBackToKali) December 27, 2017
I'll take, "Policies That Will Guarantee Massive Layoffs Among Working The Working Poor and Lower-Middle Class, for $800, Alex." https://t.co/N9e3L6flq9
— Brandon Bohning (@BrandonBohning) December 27, 2017
I see no possible economic ramifications of this at all. This has no way of backfiring.
Anyway, I'll see you under the bridge by the lit trash can https://t.co/8DbGxUWtAX
— TeaParty Bison ?? (@TeaPartyBison) December 27, 2017
Are you or have you ever been on public assistance? <tapping yardstick>
– The Dowd Inquisition https://t.co/RCl2bMPfOV
— JavaJoe (@JavaJoeX) December 27, 2017
Another certified blazing hot take from Dowd!
This take is ???? https://t.co/hTDgnB6Deb
— E (@PoundTown10) December 27, 2017
Liberal hot take rating: SCORCHING.