(SNL) Saturday Night Live's Michael Che & Colin Jost were once again on point as they skewered Trump and the Republicans for their tax cut scam.
Saturday Night Live's Michael Che & Colin Jost slams GOP tax cut scam.
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"This week House Republicans passed the tax reform bill," Michael Che said. "Republicans claim the bill cuts taxes for everyone from billionaire's, all the way down to regular old millionaires, like Colin. The bill relied heavily on trickle-down economics. But don't worry, it's only called the trickle."
Che then admonished those who continue to vote against their interest.
"You're actually getting hosed. How do poor people keep getting catfished and are voting Republican," Che said, "It's like watching Forrest Gump keep getting ditched by Jenny over and over and over again."
Colin Jost then got into it. More importantly, he pointed out that the scheme failed back in the 80s. America has been relying on trickle-down economics for decades. And instead of the money trickling down to the masses, there is a massive leak from the middle-class and poor to the rich. This statement is not hyperbole. It can be found in the financial charts.
"Paul Ryan also said the tax plan would increase take-home pay, grow the economy, and sustain long-term opportunities," Colin Jost said. "Increase grow and sustain. Where have I seen those words before? Oh, I know. On those sex pills at a deli counter. We already tried this tax plan in the 80's, and it didn't work. Just like I tried those sex pills at the deli, and now I have to wear fake eyebrows."
Many time a joke is a catalyst needed to get people's attention on a subject. This tax cut scam is not a sexy subject, and many would entertain. This Saturday Night Live skit could raise awareness to a critical level.
Also published on Medium.