The idea of “tax cuts” is popular because people tend to think that they are getting some kind of break. Somehow, they’ll be able to save more because they’ll have more money.
While the idea sounds good, the only taxes that ever seem to really get cut in our country are those paid by corporations and the wealthy.
After these cuts are pushed through, what tends to happen is that either government has to cut services or revenue has to be raised some other way. In each case, average people still end up having to pay. And they tend to have pay more to make up for deficits that come from subsidizing corporate America and the wealthy.
Here are 11 ways corporate special interests shift costs onto average people.