Today is Tax Day in the United States and the Republican Party actually had the nerve to publicly celebrate this day despite the fact that Donald Trump’s tax reform has literally screwed tons of people. For the GOP, this would end pretty much like every celebration of Trump — in humiliation and disaster.
The GOP sent out a tweet today bragging about the false effectiveness of its tax cuts — and very quickly got reminded by angry taxpayers that they failed miserably. In a tweet, the GOP said its tax cuts “have put money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans so that they can spend it on things that actually matter to them and their families.”
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
We all know that the Republican Party loves to make things up and rarely relies on real data or facts, but even this was a major reach by conservatives. As soon as this tweet was posted, Americans hopped on Twitter and put GOPers back in their place, sharing tales of how badly they’d been screwed by them when they did their taxes this year. For many Americans, this would be the first time they OWED the government money — and not small amounts, either. For many, this meant thousands of dollars that they were not expecting to have to pay back.
Below are just some of the brutal responses, which I sincerely hope the Republican Party leaders are reading and taking in:
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
My middle-class parents just got an $8,000 tax bill thx 2 #GOPTaxCuts
— Andrew E Herrera (@CzechMex1989) April 14, 2019
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
Can you explain how giving the 1% wealthiest Americans 83% of tax cuts is putting money in hardworking Americans pockets? You failed to mention the $2T you want to take away from the poor & middle class! Dems votes against both, but the rich are happy. Thanks for the crumbs!
— Joe Cat Sr (@CoachcatKW) April 14, 2019
Dunno, this family of four saw a big tax rise this year. Thanks, GOP! I’ll remember who was responsible when the next election rolls around.
— Rakesh (@densaer) 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
Yeah .57 cents a month is lit
— The Joob (@Joob81) April 15, 2019
That’s funny, because I’m pretty sure it was your “tax reform” that made me owe over 4K in taxes this year.
— Kevin D. Impellizeri (@KDImpellizeri) April 15, 2019
I just finished my tax return. I owe the federal government $5,000. It’s okay. If the Koches got a refund, I’m happy someone did.
— Michael Glenn Meyer (@mmeyerdc) April 14, 2019
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 14, 2019
💯% wrong! I paid more, this year, than ever! Understandably, I was never going to vote Red but I guarantee you, if you try this as a selling point, Ds won’t be able to thank you enough. 🖕
— Daniel Maycock (@danielmaycock) April 14, 2019
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