I want to thank Pro Publica for their expose on a massive giveaway to the rich that was shoved at the last-minute into the GOP Tax Scam of 2017. And you’ll never guess who is at the center of the story.
The article begins with the Tax Scam being deliberated in 2017, and reminds us how Johnson threatened to derail the whole thing, unless this one item was included.
Making the rounds on cable TV, the Wisconsin Republican became the first GOP senator to declare his opposition, spooking Senate leaders who were pushing to quickly pass the tax bill with their thin majority. “If they can pass it without me, let them,” Johnson declared.
Johnson’s demand was simple: In exchange for his vote, the bill must sweeten the tax break for a class of companies that are known as pass-throughs, since profits pass through to their owners. Johnson praised such companies as “engines of innovation.” Behind the scenes, the senator pressed top…