A trending hash tag on Twitter is #GOPTaxScamStories. It is flooded with acid comments from outraged middle class taxpayers who have recently filed their returns and are getting screwed by Trump’s “middle class tax cut.” Many who had been getting several thousand dollars in tax refunds are now having to pay taxes. They are finding out the hard way the tax cut was really for the 1%.
In fact, from 2001 through 2018, changes to the federal tax code have reduced revenue by $5.1 trillion, and 65% of the savings went to the richest fifth of Americans, with 22% of the savings going exclusively to the top 1%.
Here’s a selection of outraged comments from Twitter:
“I am a Republican voter. I just did our taxes. The @GOP tax bill cost my family THOUSANDS of dollars this year on our return due to changes, thereby hitting us with the LARGEST tax increase of our lives.”
“I trusted and voted for you, now, screwed by you. I fall JUST above a tax bracket, I don’t get the $5000 return I’ve gotten the last 3 years. Money my family depends on to start us over. I served my country honorably. I will not make the same mistake twice.”
“My husband and I both work full-time jobs, and I another part-time job. We both elected for the highest deduction of taxes. Tell me, how is it we suddenly owe over $300 in federal taxes when we generally get a refund?”