Donald Trump signed the massive Republican tax give away to multimillion dollar corporations and the richest 1 percent into law before leaving Washington to go to his private Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
This will be the third time Trump has arranged a photo op for the first and only legislative achievement of his time in office that is presently polling at 24 percent among Americans.
First there was the embarrassing boardroom style slobberfest held in the White House which was then followed by a tin-pot dictator style stroke-a-thon in the rose garden.
Trump maintains that this third photo op, in the form of a signing ceremony in front of the cameras and a full press contingent, was necessary because he wanted to make the law official before Christmas thus keeping his promise.
Trump said to the gathered reporters and cameras...
“I didn’t want you folks to say I wasn’t keeping my promise. I’m keeping my promise,”
The tax package permanently slashes the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and reduces the tax burden for most individuals for a limited lime.
Additionally the bill will add $1.5 - $2.2 trillion to the already bloated $20 trillion national debt during the next decade.
While reveling in his big win Trump also took the opportunity to approved a short-term spending bill that averts a complete government shutdown until January 22nd.
Not much was said about that.