Elder Patriot – On Christmas Day millionaire former NBA star and current TNT big-mouth, Charles Barkley, sarcastically thanked President Trump and Republicans for the $1.5 trillion tax cuts he signed into law on Friday.
Barkley used his television platform to get political. In the process he displayed his abject ignorance:
“At least we got our tax break. We can buy Rolexes like John Wall. All these people just waiting for it to trickle down. They’ve been waiting for like 400 years, it ain’t trickle down yet.”
WAT??? In the immediate aftermath of the bill’s passage major corporations began announcing $1,000 year-end bonuses for hundreds of thousands of their employees. Hourly wage increases accompanied many of these announcements.
Did Barkley miss these “trickle down” benefits, or did he simply not understand the economic theory that was proven a number of times in our past, or did he deliberately adopt Democrat talking points as part of a nascent run for office?
Surely Barkley couldn’t be upset with the new jobs that will be created from the incentives included in the tax bill.
While Barkley was talking about squandering his gains on new Rolexes, our family spent part of Christmas dinner discussing how we could use the investment friendly environment to start another new business that would also create jobs and taxes.
Hey Charles, maybe you should get off your fat ass and reinvest in even a single community that you feel has been left behind – like Magic Johnson has done since his retirement – instead of badmouthing those of us who are willing to risk our money in the hope that it will benefit many more people.
Barkley said, “At some point, we’ve got to stop looking like idiots to the nation.”
Sir Charles would find a good place to start is with him self.