Senate Republicans just passed a tax overhaul bill that will affect everyone in America, and unless you’re rich, get ready to pay up.
As if the wealth gap in the United States wasn’t already wide enough, GOP lawmakers, in a back room, late Friday night, without any opportunity to even read what’s in the bill by anyone besides themselves, passed one of the biggest pieces of tax legislation in history.
The 51-49 vote moves the bill to Donald Trump’s desk for signing, which of course he’ll sign to finally give him a “victory.”
We are one step closer to delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for working families across America. Special thanks to @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell and Chairman @SenOrrinHatch for shepherding our bill through the Senate. Look forward to signing a final bill before Christmas! pic.twitter.com/gmWTny3SfS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
Biggest Tax Bill and Tax Cuts in history just passed in the Senate. Now these great Republicans will be going for final passage. Thank you to House and Senate Republicans for your hard work and commitment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
“We are one step closer to delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for working families across America,” Trump tweeted after learning the news. “Special thanks to @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell and Chairman @SenOrrinHatch for shepherding our bill through the Senate. Look forward to signing a final bill before Christmas!”
Final alterations were still being made to the bill with handwritten notes being snuck into the 479 pages. Democrats and most economists claim the bill only helps the richest Americans and $1.5 trillion over 10 years will be added to the $20 trillion national debt.
Funny how, while Barack Obama was president, Republicans were so worried about “the deficit.” Yeah, that was all BS. Social media also called that out as “#TaxScam” remains a trending topic on Twitter. See some of the reaction to the GOP’s tax bill below.
Thank you to all the working class Trump voters who will get crushed by the new tax bill but who's vote just bought me a new swimming pool! You're all welcome to come over and use it! (Warning: there are a LOT of gay guys in the pool).— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 2, 2017
"Tea Party" members of congress voted to raise the deficit by a trillion, because like we told you back in 2009 - the "Tea Party" wasn't about the deficit, it was just about the black president. #TaxScamBill— BWD 🤢 (@IrisRimon) December 2, 2017
Selfish.— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) December 2, 2017
We must UNSEAT every red seat in 2018.
They have just screwed the future of our children to appease the rich.
They will cause the death of vulnerable Americans in our society.#TaxScamBill
Collins and McCain pretended that they cared about health care until they could gut it by calling it a tax plan. Shameful. #TaxScamBill— deray (@deray) December 2, 2017
Within 10 years, the Trump-Republican #TaxScamBill will cost the middle class $5.3 billion & give the top 1 percents $5.8 billion, all the while, not guaranteeing any healthcare for anyone, cutting education, infrastructure and most likely social security.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 2, 2017
YOU'VE BEEN HAD!
Let me get this straight. We pay into Social Security. This is literally our own money. But now we have to give it up to needy billionaires. #TaxScamBill— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 2, 2017
There were 1.5 years of debate and 163 Republican amendments to Obamacare.— Brandon Unger (@ungerbn103) December 2, 2017
Republican #TaxScamBill was passed, in 4 hours, with no debate.
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