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Good morning, GOP Senators! It’s Saturday and Americans hate your bad tax plan.

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Who cares if no one could read it? A win is a win, right?

A hastily sewn together Republican tax bill, dubbed by many on Twitter as the #GOPTaxScam, passed through the U.S. Senate after a critical vote at around 2 a.m. on Dec. 2. Now, as Americans wake up to the news on Saturday morning, social media is awash with responses. People are pissed.

The GOP bill amounts to a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code that also inserts “bonus” changes like a repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate and approval to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In a broader sense, it essentially funds significant tax cuts for the country’s wealthiest using everyone else’s money.

The bill, which already survived a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, now has one more legislative hurdle to clear — reconciliation talks to bring the House and Senate versions in line, followed by another vote — before it can be signed into law.

Social media isn’t taking the news quietly. Between the controversial bill itself, the numerous last-minute amendments added to appease different GOP interests, the hasty and one-sided process that brought it together, and the dead-of-night approval, it’s clear that some not-small portion of the American public is feeling betrayed by their elected officials this morning.


Finally, here’s a potentially helpful thread for anyone who’s feeling defeated this morning. The two biggest votes have come and gone, but there is still more process to chew through — and thus, further opportunity to mitigate the damage — before Donald Trump gets to sign the bill.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/02/gop-tax-bill-passed-goptaxscam-responses/

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