A giant inflatable chicken was being driven through the streets of Houston yesterday, as a form of protest against the pro-business corporate tax cut that the Republican party presented last week.
This “Ride of the Chicken” wants to make people aware about the details of the tax plan the Republicans are trying to get signed, which protesters say is a tax cut for only the wealthiest of Americans.
In essence, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would cut income tax rates and lower the top rate to 35 percent. It aims to double the standard deduction but eliminate personal exemptions.
According to the plan’s defenders, the plan would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent.
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For this reason, they draw attention to their cause by driving a 10-foot inflatable chicken (whose haircut resembles that of Donald Trump) all over the country. Yesterday was Houston’s turn.
Members of Tax March Houston and Indivisible Houston could be seen transporting the chicken through downtown Houston.
Several of Houston's political hot spots were chosen as top places for the chicken, like Senator Ted Cruz's downtown office and John Cornyn's office on Memorial Drive.
The Trump chicken has shown up everywhere around the world already.
In the underneath video, it can be seen in China at the end of last year, urging shoppers to spend something for the ‘year of the rooster’.
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The inventor of the chicken, who sells it on ebay for a few hundreds of dollars, says he’s having trouble keeping up with recent orders, as he has most of these hand-made still.