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Pants Positively Burning: Noem Lies About Trump Tax “Cuts”

Governor Kristi Noem told KELO-TV’s Perry Groten yesterday that House Bill 1137, the Legislature’s 0.3-percentage-point reduction of the state sales tax rate, isn’t really a tax cut. “It’s a temporary tax holiday,” said Noem, referring to the 2027 sunset clause in HB 1137. “Anybody else who calls that a cut is lying.”

In early November 2017, then-Congresswoman Kristi Noem touted Trump’s “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” as, among other things, “appropriately named“. She evidently believed those Trump tax cuts were real tax cuts: she has celebrated those cuts ever since.

But almost all of the tax cuts for individuals are temporary. They sunset at the end of 2025, a pending tax hike for millions of not-stinking-rich Americans that House Republicans are struggling to repeal.

So by the logic Noem expressed yesterday, Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act did not provide tax cuts, at least not for many individual taxpayers; it provides only a temporary tax holiday. Anybody else, including Kristi Noem, who calls any of those sunsetting individual tax cuts a cut is lying.


  1. Ryan 2023-03-16

    “the logic expressed by noem” are not words I ever thought I would ever see put together…

    luckily it was a dig.

  2. larry kurtz 2023-03-16

    That Lee Schoenbeck has emerged as an antidote to Mrs. Noem’s fecklessness seems a bit pastoral maybe even paternal. Too bad her daddy issues are so deeply seated she trusts exactly nobody.

  3. grudznick 2023-03-16

    Indeed, Lar. Indeed. And that Mr. Schoenbeck espouses so many Conservatives with Common Sense positions is a bonus for fellows like grudznick.

  4. larry kurtz 2023-03-16

    Well, Mr. Schoenbeck is both the scorpion and the frog so there is that.

  5. larry kurtz 2023-03-16

    What we know for sure is that Pat Powers will wake up a fat pig tomorrow morning just like he does every day.

  6. grudznick 2023-03-16

    And of course we all do hope he awakens, and perhaps does more original bloggings he does that are devoid of the NDS.

  7. larry kurtz 2023-03-16

    Mrs. Noem’s rote of the script handed to her by staff is stroked long and hard even as her lips are swelled for the camera.

  8. Mark Anderson 2023-03-16

    The Republicans nurture the one percent of the one percent. DeSantis just had a supporting Billionaire Ken Griffin move his Citadel from Chicago to Miami. Who’s Kristi got?

  9. Richard Schriever 2023-03-16

    Not only were the Trump “cuts” only a holiday of rate breaks, but there were also a number of deductions eliminated that at the time had the effect of raising taxes for some (like me). Now, as those rate breaks go back to their previous points, comes the second whammy of the double hiking.

  10. grudznick 2023-03-16

    Mustard seeds, which are notoriously difficult to cut, only the sharpest of knives would succeed, do indeed get stuck in Ms. Noem’s teeth.

  11. Mark Anderson 2023-03-16

    Even when it passed the tax cuts were skewed to the wealthy. Their cuts were permanent. Poor Republicans are sooo brilliantly dumb. You know a couple of years ago our Senator Rubio wondered out loud if the party shouldn’t do something for it’s poor folk. The answer of course is naaaa. Why bother?

  12. Frank Kloucek 2023-03-18

    Noem vrs Schoenbeck Round 1.

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