The Tax Bill Passes the Senate: MAKE YOUR CALLS

On Friday night, the Republicans' vile tax bill passed the Senate, without a single Democratic vote. It happened in the middle of the night, with Democrats being voted down by the Republican majority after asking to shelve the bill just until today to give them a chance to read the 500+-page document, which was being marked up by hand until the final moments before its passage.

That is not even close to what a functional democracy looks like.

The bill is utterly obscene. Many of its provisions are just unfathomably cruel, which is entirely the point: Maximum harm to non-wealthy people engineered to give maximum reward to already-wealthy people.

Now this disgusting wreck of a bill goes back to the House for reconciliation. That's where the differences in the House and Senate versions have to be worked out ("reconciled") before final passage. If the House just adopts the Senate version, it will sail through and onto Donald Trump's desk for signature. If the House wants changes to the Senate bill, it will go back to the Senate.

This is our last chance to make noise in resistance to the bill. We must take this final opportunity to call our reps and tell them to vote against this horrendous piece of legislation.

Visit STOP FINAL PASSAGE OF THE GOP TAX SCAM BILL for additional information and a script you can use to call your representative.


Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus