Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and several other members of the Trump regime have insisted that the rich will not actually see their taxes go down under their plans because any tax cut they receive will be offset by a tax hike, but we all know that's bullshit and Mnuchin is slowly admitting it in the most absurd way possible.
Mnuchin participated in an interview with Politico when he lamented that it's "very hard" to not cut taxes for the rich.
"So when you're cutting taxes across the board, it's very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy with tax cuts to the middle class," he concluded. "The math, given how much you are collecting, is just hard to do."
It's actually very easy to not cut taxes for the rich.
Here's how you do it: you don't
President Obama signed permanent tax cuts into law for families making less than $400,000 per year. That's a higher threshold than I would have liked, but he did manage to cut taxes for a majority of Americans while raising taxes for the super rich. He accomplished that even while navigating unprecedented Republican obstruction in Congress.
Congress can cut or not cut taxes for virtually anyone they'd like to. There's no magical limit or line in the sand that will force them to cut taxes for the rich.