Rapper and movie star Ice Cube took to Twitter on Thursday to describe what he considered were negative aspects of the newly passed Republican tax bill.
He confusingly tweeted that a tax cut was taking money from people, instead of what it actually is: letting them keep more of their own money.
He also said the bill would leave citizens with “no money,” by receiving tax cuts.
Confused? So are we.
He tweeted, “The b******t ‘tax cut’ in a nut shell: Take the money from the people. Give it to corporations so they can produce more stuff that the people now have no money to buy. #goodluckwiththats**t.”
Here’s how some people responded to the post:
This makes precisely no sense.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 15, 2017
Your nutshell needs work.
1. Tax cuts do not "take the money from the people." Taxes do.
2. Tax cuts don't "give it" to someone else. Federal spending does.
3. Are we pretending jobs have no place in this nutshell?
Go back and try again. https://t.co/q7DKXihKDL
— Mo Mo (@molratty) December 14, 2017
Your lack of understanding of even the basic function of taxes is alarming
— CounterPoint (@CounterPointYT) December 14, 2017
Not even close to the truth. You've been watching too much CNN
— Scottie Boy ❤🕇🇺🇸 (@Scottie_Boy12) December 14, 2017
This is not how it works
— Steve Klein (@SteveKlein62) December 14, 2017
Take "their money" from "their pockets". Don't take it in the first place. There! I fixed it for you.
Hence, tax cuts and you will receive more money back. 🙄.
— PartyOfOne🇺🇸 (@ADmomof3) December 14, 2017
While it does lower corp tax rate slightly, the bill actually cuts tax deductions for the rich with mortgage interest and other items personally. It's to help businesses. Stick with rap and B rated movies Cube ✔✔💯
— Fizz (@Fizz_Miser) December 14, 2017
Taxes take money from people. Cuts let you keep more of what you earn. Why is it wrong to keep the result of my labor?
— Rob Taylor (@RedAlertsBlog) December 15, 2017
— Gunservatively (@Gunservatively) December 14, 2017
— Peter Miller (@petemill66) December 14, 2017
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Just curious what tax bracket you are in from all the millions of dollars you made off of movies and your music career
— Marc Layman (@MarcLayman) December 14, 2017