Since 47 percent of the benefits of the proposed tax bill go to the richest one percent, and the very rich, like Donald Trump, will get an enormous bonanza from ending the estate tax and other provisions, many people thought the goal of Republicans with this tax bill was to give more money to the rich people who finance their campaigns. Thankfully, the New York Times is there to correct this mistaken impression.

The NYT told readers that the Republican tax proposals are an:

"...effort to clean up the tax code, close loopholes and secure bigger tax cuts for all."

Fortunately, we have the NYT to explain the Republicans' motives. Certainly, based on the evidence in the public domain, almost everyone would have thought they were just trying to give money to the rich.