The idea that we should elect businessmen to run government like a business has been proven to be a fallacy.

For example, ex-business executive Steve Daines supported the Cassidy-Graham anti-healthcare bill even though there was no Congressional Budget Office analysis of the effects of the bill and every healthcare organization opposed it. What rational executive would put 20 percent of his business at risk without knowing how it would adversely effect his business and would do so against the advice of every knowledgeable expert?

On the other hand, our elected titans of industry often act as if they are still greedy CEOs. The Republican tax plan is crafted by two Goldman Sachs alums, the same guys who almost tanked our economy. The plan would result in a giant windfall for the wealthiest people in the country, while exploding the deficit. It is like a golden parachute for the CEO who runs a corporation into the ground and is fired. We have daily revelations of President Trump's cabinet members flying around the world on private jets like the corporate elite.

Although Republicans are selling their tax plan as good for middle America, their promises are as fraudulent as those of another failed business: Trump University.

Richard Buley,

Missoula

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