If there was any doubt that the Republican party in Congress is the party of the wealthy, there should be none anymore. The tax bill passed this week is the exact opposite of what the Catholic Church calls “a preferential option for the poor.” This bill says the government of the United States should be primarily on the side of benefitting the wealthy when it comes to economics.
They don’t really care about the federal deficit – as they said before – if it gets in the way of tax cuts. They would rather have the big tax cuts and increased inequality. Why is this the case? I think it is because they have been taking so much money from wealthy interests, especially after Citizens United was decided by the Supreme Court. Some Republican members were quoted as saying their donors would not give them any more money if they didn’t get the tax bill passed.
So, now we must fight this bill with fire and push to “repeal and replace” it just as they did from the moment Obamacare was passed. I have no doubt that this bill, and the sabotaging of the Affordable Care Act by repealing the individual mandate will produce a monumental backlash. And, that is all before you add in the unpopularity of Donald Trump.