The Republican tax cut bill reminds me of the song, "She got the gold mine, I got the shaft." The bill reduces corporate taxes from 35 percent to 20 percent even though the average rate that corporations pay is around 18 percent after deductions, according to MSNBC. This is competitive with other nations. If the rate is lowered to 20 percent with most of their previous deductions in place, there is nothing in the bill that requires corporations to reinvest the savings in the United States. They can invest it in foreign manufacturers, or they can distribute it to CEO pay and shareholders. Trickle down economics is tinkle on economics for the middle and lower income Americans. Eighty percent of the tax benefit goes to the top 1 percent over the next 10 years. Corporate tax cuts are permanent while middle and lower income tax cuts are not. The Republican tax bill will slash $25 billion from Medicare, according to the Congressional Budget Office, to pay for tax cuts for the wealth y.