Don’t ask how or why, but Warriors’ MVP point guard Stephen Curry was mentioned in the GOP tax plan. In a plan featuring hypothetical situations and businesses, Curry somehow was the lone real person featured.
There is only one person mentioned in GOP tax plan and it’s Steph Curry. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/YynmtvNgyH— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 2, 2017
In case you can’t see the picture, here’s a transcript. It’s from the “Small Business” portion of the plan.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.
Is it a coincidence that Curry, who has called out Donald Trump in the past, is used here? Or that a black, Hillary Clinton supporter was used as the GOP’s version of the rare rich person who doesn’t deserve a big tax break? I’ll let you decide.
Either way, Curry responded quickly, and brilliantly:
I wonder if Steve’s Bike shop is hiring...— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 2, 2017
We’re just going to leave it at that.