On his way out of Congress after a long career of trying—and ultimately failing—to reach his life-long goal of gutting Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday used the one-year anniversary of the passage of the GOP’s tax scam to promote a documentary centered on something he actually did achieve during his ten terms in the House: enormous tax cuts for corporations and the rich.
“The inspiring true story of a ragtag group of visionaries dedicated to one idea: handing rich people truckloads of money.”
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Titled “Decades in the Making” and set to air for the first time on Tuesday, the docu-series will reportedly focus “on Ryan’s years-long effort to pass tax reform,” which culminated in a deeply unpopular $1.5 trillion bill that delivered massive gains to the ultra-wealthy, Wall Street, Walmart, and other corporate behemoths while predictably doing almost nothing for working-class Americans.
Courtesy of Ryan’s self-promoting tweet, watch the trailer:
The trailer was immediately ridiculed for its fawning depiction of Ryan as a tireless and heroic political operator who worked against all odds to “reform” the tax code.
Journalist David Dayen offered a mock subtitle for the documentary that captures the real-world result of Ryan’s crowning legislative achievement: “The inspiring true story of a ragtag group of visionaries dedicated to one idea: handing rich people truckloads of money.”
“Oh Speaker Ryan… this is just sad,” added Americans for Tax Fairness. “Your tax scam handed the wealthy and big corporations a massive tax giveaway and left millions of working families out to dry.”
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