The final numbers are rolling in from 2018 taxes, and so far Americans that aren’t in the top 1% of income earners paid an additional $90 billion in taxes last year. And that’s even AFTER the Republican’s tax scam bill took effect for the rest of us. We got hosed on this deal, and there’s no other way to say it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains how this happened.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced