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NEC Director Cohn Thinks You can Remodel Your Kitchen with $1,000

National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn thinks that families under President Trump’s tax plan could save $1,000 and do all sorts of things that you can’t do with $1,000.

“If we allow a family to keep another $1,000 of their income, what does that mean? They can renovate their kitchen, they can buy a new car, they can take a family vacation, they can increase their lifestyle,” he said.

I’m just thankful if I can get someone to snake the drain in Northern Virginia for less than $300.

Yes, someone who has so much money he doesn’t know how much things cost is making policy for the middle class.

Asked why he stayed in the White House after the Charlottesville protests, Cohn all but acknowledged he did it in spite of Trump, saying he wanted the chance to rewrite the tax code.

I’ve never seen such subordination in the White House, ever. Previous to this, the president has been the king in the West Wing, and all bow and praise, or they leave.

14 Responses to NEC Director Cohn Thinks You can Remodel Your Kitchen with $1,000

  1. From what I read and hear, $1,000 won’t even cover the rise in a family’s health insurance next year.
    $1K kitchen renovation:
    1. painting the walls yourself.
    2. replacing the old pots and pans with new pots and pans from Walmart
    3. New throw rugs, dish towels and a carton of paper towels.
    $1K to buy a new car:
    1. a plastic, pedal car for the children
    2. are you kidding?
    $1K for a family vacation
    1. a weekend at Motel 6, meals at Daisy’s Diner, and gas for the car
    2. 2 members of the family can go to a NFL football game for a day
    $1K to increase the family lifestyle
    1. one year of DirectTV
    2. a trip to the movies once a month
    3. two pairs of overpriced, celebrity tennis shoes
    Gee thanks, pal.

  2. I got the impression that he was saying that keeping more of their money would allow more people to do more things that would ultimately stimulate the economy.
    It was a poor example, but then, if you’re planning on a kitchen remodel, better to have the $1000 than give it to the government.

  3. Dang.
    Try $10,000 for a kitchen remodel.
    If you want granite countertops add another $10,000.
    That was 2005 costs when gas was $4-5 bucks a gallon.
    I just love how bigly government workers have no idea how real Americans live.

  4. Everything we buy is going up, from health care to food to gasoline to heating oil. An extra $1,000 won’t even keep us even, as others here have said. Social Security is planning a less-than-2% raise, which is predicted to amount to less than the increase in Medicare.

    Try $25,000 for a kitchen remodel. No change in layout, no walls knocked down: a 12×12 kitchen with new cabinets from a big box store, new standard builder grade stove/range hood, refrigerator and dishwasher, laminate countertops, and vinyl flooring, and all installed by the big box store’s contractor.

  5. That’s exactly what it cost us to remodel our kitchen. We kept the old dishwasher and our previous fridge. New cabinets, lighting sink, stove, laminate floor, Formica tops, and plain white subway tile backsplash. Cohn needs an education in finances. What a dunce.

  6. Instead of whining about his example, maybe some of the posters here could share what they did with the prior Administration’s tax break.

    And $1,000 can provide several improvements to a kitchen or a bath without having to do a complete remodel. Check out craigslist instead of buying new.

  7. “If we ALLOW a family to keep….” (emphasis added) is his words…

    That is the problem…it has a subtle way of saying that the money is not really yours…

    Any time the government believes that it ALLOWS citizens if when believes that it is superior to the people.

    Sad. Very Sad