Letter: The tax joke’s on us

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Long ago in a galaxy far away, the Republican opponents of Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis labeled him soft on crime, and some quipped that he was going to get tougher.

They joked that he was instructing the state’s criminal court judges to impose longer suspended sentences. The Trump/Ryan tax bill brings that joke to life.

The country’s largest, most profitable corporations will be able to evade taxes at 21 percent instead of the 35 percent that they are currently evading. I guess the joke’s on us!

William Politt