Americans are raising holy hell on the Republican Party for daring to spout falsehoods about President Donald Trump’s tax law on Tax Day in a tweet claiming more people have more money in their pockets.
Trump and the GOP repeatedly promised that their tax law would benefit working Americans, who weren’t buying that lie from the beginning as a strong majority opposed it.
Since the law went into effect, corporations have reaped most of the benefits, either not owing a single dime to the government or getting millions in refunds.
In addition, Americans lost over $5 billion in refunds this year and over $300 billion in deductions. Trump’s tax law particularly punished residents of blue states, but even many of his own supporters took a noticeable hit.
In fact, ten million families saw their tax bill rise this year.
And the law costed Republicans dearly during the 2018 Election as they lost control of the House.
So, it was not a smart idea when the GOP promoted the law in a Tax Day tweet on Sunday night.
While Democrats are looking for more & more ways to spend taxpayer dollars, the #GOPTaxCuts have put money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans so that they can spend it on things that actually matter to them & their families.
— GOP (@GOP) April 14, 2019
Angry Americans took the GOP to the woodshed.
I have never owed as much tax as I have for 2018. The check I sent to the IRS last week would be peanuts to the wealthy assholes most benefiting from your corporate welfare, but is twice what my car is worth.
Go fuck yourself.
— Melissa Dunphy (@mormolyke) April 14, 2019
SAME, my taxes were 3x what they were last year
— Stefanie Moore (@Fontsensitive) April 15, 2019
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 14, 2019
I for one paid more in taxes this year, and I am decidedly middle class. Compared to someone close to me who falls in the “ upper middle-class” category did see a tax decrease. In effect, that decrease was at my expense.
— DMA (@AdrionDale) April 15, 2019
Yep. Former stats tutor here (i.e. okay at math). Our tax rate went up, we paid thousands more, and for the first time in years the effort I put into my small business was barely worth it. I’ll adjust but this was a tax hike for me, not a cut.
— Daisha (@wemaybeflotsam) April 15, 2019
Love it when we’re told what is happening is the opposite of what I have seen with my own eyes & have felt with my own bank account. FOH.
— PBJ (@joecarryon) April 14, 2019
My middle-class parents just got an $8,000 tax bill thx 2 #GOPTaxCuts
— Andrew E Herrera (@CzechMex1989) April 14, 2019
I’d be thrilled with net zero. I’m down thousands!
— Jack Murphy (@JackMur21367264) April 14, 2019
Same… I used to get a refund of $800 now I owe $3k
— Andrew (@DrWh0189) April 15, 2019
I’m 6 grand in the hole this year.
— Chip Harbour (@ChipHarbour) April 14, 2019
21k for me. Dropped my check in the mail yesterday! 😡
— James Smith (@jymbo916) April 15, 2019
16k in the hole for me
— 🌬Mizz Allie (@mizz_allie) April 15, 2019
My taxes went up this year, first time. In fact, not only did I NOT get a refund, I owed thousands more. That means that we can’t get that new car we needed. You guys are SOBs.
— ((MRW)) (@marcyrw) April 15, 2019
I can guarantee this is NOT the case for my family. We live in Maine so we have two extra days (yeah us) until we have to send in the $$$$. But I’m sure this worked out well for @SpeakerRyan @senatemajldr @SenatorCollins and their cronies. Hence the hashtag #GOPTaxCuts??
— Dolly Sullivan (@dollsullME) April 15, 2019
Actually, you significantly increased my taxes this year. You took more money from me, for nothing. Who are the hardworking Americans who had their taxes cut? Rich people who earn twenty times what I do working. I will remember this, .@SenToomey–you spectacular liar.
— Timothy Burke (@swarthmoreburke) April 15, 2019
Sorry we aren’t falling for it. The ones lucky enough to not have to pay more received enough for an extra cup of coffee. Or as Paul Ryan bragged about, a membership at Costco. #GOPTaxScam
— Stephanie Z. Fox (@StephanieZFox) April 15, 2019
This is a lie. They gave me an extra 1300 in withholdings but then I paid an extra 4000 so I’m still $2700 in debt to the government thanks to the stupid tax cut
— Frank Conway (@fpcinnyc) April 14, 2019
This is a lie. Middle Class, Family of 4. Scraped by this year with our taxes. Husband & I had to change all withholdings to hopefully prevent this next year. #GOPTaxCuts is nothing but a scam to hurt hardworking Americans and line the pockets of the wealthy. #Propaganda #BS
— Erin Haughawout (@indycarwife) April 15, 2019
My retired parents had to pay double what they’d paid in previous years. DOUBLE. They are retired.
You people should be ashamed.
— brooke (@whimsyvalentine) April 15, 2019
The comments go on and on like this and are far too numerous to post here. But it’s clear that Americans are offended by the GOP’s tweet and are pissed off about the tax law.
If they carry their anger into 2020, Republicans are doomed.
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