Senator Cornyn just gave an out-of-touch defense of the tax bill and quickly paid for it

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The Republican Party declared class warfare on behalf of the monied elites today when the House passed their latest version of the “tax cut bill” today, setting it on its way to being rubber-stamped by the heartless conservative ghouls in the Senate and gutting what remains of the American middle class as we know it.

The stunning extent to which the Republican Party is entirely oblivious to the needs of their constituents was made all too clear today when Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) decided to tweet out today how much his tax bill would help your “average family” – your average family making $100,000 a year.

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The stunning reply-to-retweet ratio on this tweet belies how infuriated it made people, who were stunned by how nakedly misleading this assertion is.

The real median household income in the United States is $59,000 a year, according to the last census, which is significantly less than the “sample” that Cornyn has chosen.

His “helpful” tweet means absolutely nothing to the 45 million Americans who live below the poverty line. 

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His tweet fails to take into account how most American citizens are being crushed by medical debt, student loan debt, and credit card debt; how capitalism in the United States extorts the poor left and right, taking a slice here and a slice there, from insurance payments to ATM fees and overdraft fees and interest payments to police forfeitures, all the little things adding up to strip the American worker of their rightfully earned wages – which have been stagnant for years as productivity and CEO profits leave labor in the dust.

Contact your Members of Congress at 202.224.3121 immediately and demand that they vote down the Republican tax scam.

Twitter users were not pleased with his shameless attempt to sell his party’s horrendous bill as a boon for the American people – and dragged him for it accordingly:

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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