Should-Read: Can you say “unprofessional hack”? Sure you can: Douglas Holtz-Eakin (April 26, 2017): Trump’s tax plan is built on a fairy tale: “Proposing trillions of dollars in tax cuts and then casually asserting that such a plan would ‘pay for itself with growth’, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, is detached from empirical reality…”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, James Miller, and a Few Over 100 Other Unprofessional Republican Economists (November 29, 2017): Trump tax reform opinion: Why Congress should pass: “Sophisticated economic models show the macroeconomic feedback… will exceed that amount [and be] more than enough to compensate for the static revenue loss…”

What possible rewards could possibly induce such unprofessional behavior as that we see here?