Dec 01, 2017
Just as "bombshell" revelations where being made public late Friday morning about President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell told reporters just before noon--following a "complete shit show" of legislative manuevering on Thursdaynight--that Republicans finally "have the votes" to pass their widely decried tax overhaul bill.
\u201cDid you see the Flynn news? Now let's hurry up and get an awful tax bill on that soon-to-be indicted President's desk! #GOPTaxScam\u201d— Casey DW Jones (@Casey DW Jones) 1512149567
MoveOn.org's Ben Wikler, meanwhile, put it this way:
\u201cA recurring bizarreness of this year is that breaking news about the President\u2019s possible collusion with a hostile foreign power consistently stomps news about Congress\u2019s efforts to worsen the lives of millions of Americans.\u201d— Ben Wikler (@Ben Wikler) 1512149294
As numerous critics have warned, the GOP plan would exacerbate already historically high levels of economic inequality by giving enormous tax cuts to corporations and the richest individuals while increasing the tax burden on millions of low-income and middle class families in order to pave the way for massive cuts in future social spending, including a premeditating assualt on education, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
\u201c@IndivisibleTeam 1st Step: Pass the #GOPTaxPlan to give large tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations. Watch the deficits rise. \n\n2nd Step: Cut programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and others to keep costs down.\u201d— Center on Budget (@Center on Budget) 1512147483
But given that the Flynn story is now dominating the daily news coverage on cable news networks and tearing across social media and the internet, critics of the #GOPTaxScam warned people to not be distracted and remain vigilant in their opposition to what the Senate Republicans appear poised to do.
\u201cWhat is playing out with Flynn is huge. Trump will be held to account. Now the question is whether the United States will survive the Trump-McConnell-Ryan interregnum. Make no mistake: the tax fight is what matters most today. https://t.co/kd9zLhQsdd\u201d— John Nichols (@John Nichols) 1512140926
\u201cThe Flynn charges aren't going away. The ability of generations of Americans to survive might. The time to act is now.\n\nCall your reps today and tell them to kill the #GOPTaxScam\u201d— Sarah Kendzior (@Sarah Kendzior) 1512140135
\u201cBest way to respond to #Flynn news and #mueller? Call 202 224 3121 to stop the #GOPTaxScam\u201d— melissa \u201ccancelled student debt\u201d byrne (@melissa \u201ccancelled student debt\u201d byrne) 1512138277
It is an "unprecedented" day in U.S. political history, said activist and journalist Bill McKibben:
\u201cUnprecedented day in America.\n1) GOP scrambles madly to pass the Koch Bros tax act\n2) Before the supposed captain of the ship sinks beneath a tsunami of indictments\u201d— Bill McKibben (@Bill McKibben) 1512149272
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