The Heist

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In Donald Trump’s America, wealthy people and large corporations have won big. The Trump Administration promised the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would pay for itself and boost the middle class. But in truth, the tax cuts funnelled hundreds of millions into the pockets of the rich and ballooned the national debt. Then, something similar happened again with the 2020 pandemic bailout. Promises made, promises broken.

The Heist is the story of a huge political swindle, how it happened, and how power works in a Donald Trump presidency. Reporters spent months behind the scenes: we get to know a big Republican donor, a senator who caves to political pressure, and the enigmatic Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, who led the charge for these laws.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Center for Public Integrity
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Sep 1st, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 15th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
6
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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