You can always count on former NBA legend Charles Barkley for a hot take. During TNT’s NBA coverage Thursday night, Barkley scoffed at how he’ll use the tax cut he’ll get under the new Republican tax reform law.
Speaking of trickle-down economics, Barkley said he was “gonna trickle my fat ass down to the jewelry store to get me a new Rolex.” He ended his comments saying “Sorry, poor people.”
“They say it’s gonna trickle down — I’m gonna trickle my fat ass down to the jewelry store to get me a new Rolex. … Thank you, Republicans. I know I can always count on y’all to take care of us rich people, the one percenters. Sorry, poor people. I’m hoping for y’all, but y’all ain’t got no chance.
Charles Barkley say he got a gift this week with the republican tax bill pic.twitter.com/uSYr7ELn8V
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The law, signed by President Donald Trump Friday, means that more than 80 percent of Americans get a tax break and corporate taxes will be cut nearly in half. The estate tax has been gutted, along with Obamacare’s individual mandate.