The hugely unpopular tax bill was rammed through Congress by Republicans today, signifying an unprecedented transfer of wealth from the middle class to the hyperwealthy plutocrats. Just in time for Christmas, the GOP has given a gift-wrapped present to the backroom lobbyists and corporate donors who crafted the legislation in secret.
Famed actor and singer Bette Midler, who has been highly critical of the Trump administration in the past, took to Twitter to weigh in on the disastrous Republican #TaxScam.
She pointed out that the bill is going to make healthcare and education much more expensive and inefficient for most people and then — perhaps tongue-in-cheek and perhaps earnestly — warned that things might get so bad that some people will be better off emigrating to another country.
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Tax reform bill has passed. Think your health care and education are bad now? Prepare to emigrate. Canada is looking for brains!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2017
While it hasn’t quite reached the point where people should start considering emigration, it is a stark reminder that Democrats need to seize back control of Congress and then the White House before Republicans can pass more nihilistic legislation and drive the country straight off the cliff they’ve aimed us towards.