Re: How do they get away with it?
It is not socialism, it is the opposite of socialism. Socialism is the practice of collecting funds that are then re-distributed among the population to even wealth and services distribution. The proposed tax cuts are the *exact opposite* of that.
I meant quasi-socialist in the sense that it is the subsidization of a protected class by levying taxation on the rest of the population. The bizarre part is that a multi-billion dollar corporation, owned by a billionaire is the protected class!
I'm still astounded that this is legal. I always assumed that the state would be compelled to treat everyone equally via a combination of Corporate Personhood and the 14th Amendment and even if the first part failed, the rights of the shareholders (of competing companies) would come into play. Presumably, they get away with it using the same sort of arguments they use for "Eminent Domain".