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Why the GOP Tax Cut Will Make Wealth Inequality So Much Worse

The richest 1 percent now own 40 percent of the country's wealth. Under this bill, they’d own more.
Source: Susan Walsh / AP

Within a week, Republicans will probably pass a corporate tax cut that is one of the most unpopular major pieces of legislation in modern American history. This is a rather curious distinction for a bill that cuts taxes for nearly every American family.

How can a trillion-dollar tax cut be so unpopular?

One possibility is that Americans don’t like the bill because they don’t understand what it does. of Americans don’t think that the Republicans’ bill will reduce their taxes (TPC) finds that the vast majority of the country, including 90 percent of middle-class families, will get a tax break.

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