Speaker Paul Ryan played the' Who's On First" routine with CBS' John Dickerson when asked to describe how the middle class will get a tax cut in Trump's tax reform plan.
Ryan was there to promote cutting taxes for the wealthy by hiding the fact that the working class gets nothing out of these supposed tax reforms.
The Face the Nation host said since the plan was only a "framework," he was there to get more "details" from Ryan.
Dickerson said, "I'm go to ask you a question. How are these tax cuts going to help the blue collar worker? What are they going to take home in their pocket?"
Instead of answering "a" question, Ryan does his Kellyanne Conway dance.
Ryan replied, "First of all, the whole purpose is to get middle class tax cut - to help the people who are working paycheck to paycheck and keep more of their hard earned dollars. They haven't had a break in a long time..."
That's not an answer, but if that's the case then why are they focusing on trying to eliminate the estate tax which help only the very wealthy few?
Ryan continued, "Number one, a middle class tax cut to help those families keep more what they earn, but number two - "
Ryan never said what "number one" actually entailed and instead went directly to #2, which is cutting corporate taxes so companies can hire more workers.
Dickerson asked him what's "my paycheck going to look like - what am I taking home - are you promising anything? Do I know some money is coming to me?"
A fair point.
Ryan's response was to bring up some different tax deductions and that blue collar worker really gonna see a lot of cash because "we're gonna make it so he can fill out his taxes in a postcard."
See, for the rich we will eliminate the estate tax so you know exactly how much money will come to you, but for the workers, tax returns on postcards!!!
I doubt HR Block is destroying the middle class.
"We're going to lower his taxes, that's really important to his take home pay," Ryan said.
Again, who's on first? How are you going to lower his taxes? Ryan's response seems to be 'because I say they will.'
The American worker can't depend on that, Ryan.
Ryan then through smoke over the effective tax rates corporations pay and the CBS host wanted to focus on the worker.
Dickerson pressed on, "Can you guarantee that every middle class person will get a tax cut once this becomes a bill and then that passes?"
Ryan said, "That's the purpose of doing this..."
Did he say porpoise?
"Is that a guarantee?"
Ryan then made light of every blue collar worker and said, "I don't know every single person's little, small problem or issue."
Ryan is out here promoting a tax cut plan that's supposed to be this incredible benefit for the working class, but only to help them with their little and small problems?
Way to go you f'n jerk.
Dickerson kept trying top get a concrete answer from Ryan and all he said was the
porpoise entire purpose of this is to lower middle class taxes."
But who's on first?