trickle-down

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trickle-down

of or concerning the theory that granting concessions such as tax cuts to the rich will benefit all levels of society by stimulating the economy
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The trickle down theory is alive and well on Third Avenue--and Pfizer's fortunes are the reason why.
That trickle down theory did not work then, it has not worked since and is not working now.
By Election Day, he had convinced much of the electorate that the trickle down theory - the idea that tax breaks and other incentives to the rich spur investment and productivity that ultimately translates into increased employment and income for the middle class - was at best a myth and at worst a convenient rationale to justify continued government giveaways to America's wealthiest corporations and individuals.