After "Obamacare" was up and running, it was not possible to watch a session of Congress without hearing GOP members referring to Obama's "big lie" — "If you like your doctor you can keep him."
Fast forward to the passage of the "Trump Tax Cut" legislation. On many occasions, I heard Trump extolling the tax cuts as middle-class benefits that would not benefit him, his family, his businesses, nor his rich friends. The tax cuts as enacted granted to Trump and his rich friends a 6.6 percent reduction in their personal income tax rate; a 40 percent reduction in their business income tax rate; and an additional 20 percent carried interest rate reduction for those in special businesses, including real estate and hedge fund management.
Over 84 percent of the tax cut benefits go to those earning over $75,000. This is a huge gift to the wealthiest Americans.
Since passage of the Trump Tax Cuts, I have not heard a word about Trump's egregious lie.
The difference between Obama's and Trump's untruths?
Obama's was an unrealized aspirational hope. Trump's was a distraction from his self-enrichment.