Republicans have officially stopped caring about the deficit they bemoaned constantly for the eight years Barack Obama was president. And in the face of all kinds of non-partisan analysis, some of them even are admitting that yes, the enormous tax cuts they propose are mostly benefitting very rich people.
Lost in Donald Trump’s pro-Confederate, neo-Nazi messaging meltdown in the last ten days was a major moment in modern American political history: the Republican brand has become toxic to the business community.
It is important to celebrate victories, but we can’t sit back and enjoy ourselves very long. We are fighting a thousand-front war, with the Trump administration trying to hack away at our most important rights, liberties, and hopes. And on the big economic issues, prepare for more war.
I have long believed that progressive economic policies are far better for most businesses than the policies of the modern Republican party. Oh, sure, Republicans will do a good job of taking care of their biggest contributors and closest special interest cronies - the Koch brothers won't have to worry much about pollution laws or anti-trust enforcement if the people they support control the government. But for most businesses, progressive policies are going to help them a lot more than they hurt them.