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Robert B. Reich: The huge tax heist

Robert B. Reich: The huge tax heist

You know the plot: The bank robbers set off a bomb down the street from the bank, and while everyone's distracted, they get away with the loot.

In the reality TV show we're now suffering through, Donald Trump is the bomb.

The robbers are the American oligarchs who bankroll the Republican Party, and who are plotting the biggest heist in American history — a massive tax cut estimated to be worth up to $5.8 trillion.

Around 80 percent of it will benefit the richest 1 percent, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Mr. Trump is busily distracting America with his explosive tweets and incendiary tantrums — blasting Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, NFL players...