Things are pretty bad when Florida senator can't look the other way, even for the team.
Marco Rubio says "there's no evidence whatsoever" that the recent Republican tax cuts are sharing in the benefits of windfall corporate tax cuts.
“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” Rubio said in a recent interview with the Economist. “In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”What? The "trickle down" theory is a fantasy, utter nonsense? In the name of our Lord Reagan, please say it ain't so.
Now Rubio isn't the first one to discover that the tax cut windfalls went to the rich and powerful and stayed there or that corporations applied that extra cash to share buy backs and enhanced executive compensation but he's probably the first Republican senator to acknowledge the scam.