Describing the U.S. Senate as “world’s greatest deliberative body” should end. The GOP rush to push through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act without open hearings and expert witness testimony about the bill’s long-term effects shows no concern for deliberation.
It’s understandable that Republicans are ashamed of this bill and experts would see it for the giveaway to the wealthy that it is. If the bill passes, the gap between rich and poor will continue to widen, and corporations will have even more wealth to sit on.
Republicans can then start raising concerns about “the deficit — we must do something about the deficit.” Next, Republicans will decide the only way to get a handle on the deficit is to reduce Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and any other program that helps the majority.
Hopefully, Americans will wake up and contact their senators and representative before it’s too late.
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