In the wee hours of Saturday morning while most Americans slept, Republican Senators barely slipped through their tax reform with a vote of 51-49. Not only are citizens of this country furious, but so are the Democratic Senators who received the 479 page bill with minimal time to read it. If that weren't bad enough, there were handwritten notes and changes scribbled in illegible handwriting in the margins.
The text for the ACA was available for 6 MONTHS before the vote.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 2, 2017
The text for the GOP tax bill was available for 6 HOURS.
The tax bill may not have been clear, but what is clear is that people are ready to cast their votes in the next election. A list of Senators who supported the bill made the rounds on social media.
The GOP just gave a giant MIDDLE FINGER to the Middle Class and passed their #TaxScamBill.— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) December 2, 2017
13 million will lose healthcare and $1 TRILLION will be added to the debt.
There can only be one response to this bill: VOTE THEM ALL OUT ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018. #BlueWave
The next step for the scribbled legislation, assuming the GOP can find someone to type it up properly, is a conference committee where a final bill will be negotiated.