EARTH (Sidebar) – Various superheroes revealed conflicted responses to President Trump’s tax bill, which passed the Senate Saturday morning and now returns to the House of Representatives.
Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) is the current CEO of Wayne Enterprises. “I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth,” he said in an interview today, “but it just has this ‘deal with the devil’ vibe.” If passed, the tax cuts would allow Wayne to funnel more money towards Batman Incorporated, his pet project that will “ensure Batman is everywhere.”
“Do two wrongs make a right? Yeah, I guess,” said Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), head of Stark Enterprises. “More cash means more Iron Man suits means big trouble for the bad guys!” When asked if these extra suits might ever be stolen and used against him in an epic battle of some kind, Stark declined to comment.
“I don’t understand your question,” said Oliver Queen (a.k.a. Green Arrow), owner of Queen Industries. “You want to know if the tax bill helps the middle and lower classes? It… it helps me beat them up, I guess. Boxing glove-arrows are expensive!”
While the superhero community is at odds over how grateful they should be for the proposed tax cuts, supervillain Lex Luthor, former CEO of LexCorp., has been resoundingly negative regarding President Trump and his policies. “This is bullshit,” he commented from Stryker’s Island Penitentiary. “How come I had to sell LexCorp when I became President, but Trump gets to keep his company? You literally cannot make this up.” Recent analyses estimate that the Trump Organization would save up to $31.3 million.