Trump's tax cuts missed the middle class altogether and went, almost exclusively, to the most wealthy of individuals and corporations. In truth, the first year the middle class saw some tax relief albeit minimal. But those have diminished over the past year and the middle class now has nothing to show for it. The tax cuts were supposed to be revenue neutral but they have not been. The deficit under Trump has exploded because of his tax cuts, ballooning to over a trillion dollars a year after inheriting a deficit of roughly half that from Obama. What happened? The tax cuts served one purpose and that was to temporarily goose the economy like a sugar high for a child. The bad part is that the economy didn't need it. Second, Trump's tariffs have amounted to little more than a tax increase on the middle and lower class. His insistence that China is paying for the tariffs is complete and utter bull shit and everyone with any sense knows. His tariffs just mean that American consumers pay more for products from China. To the tune of 60 billion just this year! Let that sink in for a second....his tax cuts were directed at the rich and his tariffs amount to a tax increase on everyone else. Further, the deficit is exploding even with this additional tax revenue that the tariffs are collecting from hard working Americans. Both of these blow a hole in any idea that the Republican party is fiscally conservative. It's not and it never has been. Republicans have created their own realities under this President and in doing so have forfeited their credibility or moral standing when it comes to economic stewardship. What happened to the Tea party? That was 2010 and already you guys have abandoned it and any idea of balancing the federal budget. I was looking back over some old threads the other day from 2010 and I wish I had the time to quote some of you guys from back then. It's downright comical. Lastly, and as usual, Trump cannot accept responsibility for anything that he does and persistently wants to blame all of his troubles on the media or on a previous administration or, hell, even someone in his own cabinet. Regardless of who sits in the WH, accountability is a hallmark of leadership. I'm sure you guys will say that I have TDS or some other cutsy label to describe my distaste for his policies. Say what you want, his erratic behavior has to be concerning to anyone with a stake in this economy.