Thieves Came in the Night

In the middle of the night, Senate Republicans passed the heinous tax bill, which is a giant wealth redistrubution upwards plan that steals from the poor to give to the rich to the tune of $1.5 trillion:
The final vote was 51 to 48, with every Senate Democratic voting against it, and every Senate Republican voting for it. The exception was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who missed the vote for health reasons, but who nevertheless endorsed the far-right tax package.

The bill will now head back to the House, which thought it had passed the bill yesterday afternoon, but which will have to vote again today for procedural reasons. (The two versions have to be identical, and the parliamentarian rejected a pair of measures from the bill before the Senate vote.)

Passage, however, is assured. The House easily passed the partisan plan yesterday, and there's nothing to suggest 10 House Republicans will change their mind by this afternoon.
Once the House passes it again, it will go to Donald Trump's desk for signature, and he will sign it, flanked by a sinisterly grinning Mike Pence and a cadre of other white men dewy with the glow of marauding.

Their photo will be taken, marking forever the moment of their prideful plunder, and we will remember their faces and names when the reckoning comes due.

If they haven't stolen that, too.

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