Wow, what just happened?
How did we let Congress pass a $600 Billion tax cut for the rich?
The Republicans were so desperate to get it through without accounting to back it up, and without public oversight, that they rushed the bill through Congress.
A tax cut that will hurt untold millions of United States citizens, potentially far more than the original CBO estimates. The Massachusetts medical field has united to call this "a tragedy".
The people who cannot any longer get healthcare through Obamacare will overwhelm the Emergency Rooms of the nation, where care is less effective while being more expensive.
The people who were being helped by Planned Parenthood will now face much worse outcomes. Where will they go for help now? You guessed it, the Emergency Rooms.
This bill saves rich people $1 today so that the whole country can pay $10 or even $100 tomorrow. It's pure evil.
So why was this important to do first, and to do very quickly indeed? Because Trump and the Republicans also want to lower the normal tax bill in addition to reducing taxes here. The Republicans do have a numerical advantage in both the House and the Senate. However it's not completely overwhelming. They have to rely on parliamentary tricks to get their way. At the end of this fiscal year, they lose some of their advantage, making future changes hard.
If they get the ACHA through, it's a massive, if hidden, tax cut, magnifying the tax cut the rich will get when they push tax reform through.
At the end of the day, this is all about the filthy lucre, and nothing else. The rich want to get richer at the expense of the poor.
Any congressman who voted for it deserves to be booted out of office in no uncertain terms. This is nothing less than the government declaring war on the poor.