The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state. It strikes low-income persons and was prepared in the 1970s. $5 trillion is given to households with over a million dollars income! Tax cuts for corporations and the super-rich are paid for with an additional $1.5 trillion in deficits!
The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. The character of the tax heist (NY Times) can be understood with the help of the history of the Republican tax-cutting obsession. Public policy is different than sadism, greed and chaos.
The Art of the Lie
Trump Historic First Year Failure on Government Integrity and Accountability Issues
by Democracy 21 and Common Cause Education Fund, January 2018