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Dept. of Pure Evil

So the Senate Passed  "Tax Reform" 

Evil. Mother. Fuckers. 


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flowsoffire
Dec. 2nd, 2017 03:04 pm (UTC)
:( :( :( :( :(
kaffyr
Dec. 2nd, 2017 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah. As the last thing I read online before going to bed, it was a terrible downer. But, as I mentioned to someone over on Dreamwidth, there remains at least a faint hope; the Senate version of this "reform" differs significantly from the version passed by the House. That means a House and Senate conference committee must reconcile the bill into a single one. There may be enough pressure that can be brought to bear on some of the weasels who we thought might vote "no" on the Senate version that they might not approve a reconciled bill.

As I said, it's faint, but at this point, I'll take any hope.
flowsoffire
Dec. 3rd, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
Indeed—any hope is welcome, as far as all is not quite lost! Fingers crossed ♥
kaffyr
Dec. 3rd, 2017 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
eaweek
Dec. 2nd, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
The best description I saw of it was Relief for Billionaires or something like that. On the other hand, there was the whole Mike Flynn thing, which cheered me up. I'm just depressed thinking of the work it would take to undo the damage this so called administration has done.
kaffyr
Dec. 2nd, 2017 11:09 pm (UTC)
As I told flowsoffire, there is still a faint hope remaining, that the House and Senate won't be able to reconcile their bills in conference committee. Even if the hope is faint, we have to keep fighting, being loud and not at all polite. These bastards are the worst type of corrupt scoundrel, and they deserve little to no mercy.
strannik01
Dec. 4th, 2017 06:24 am (UTC)
As I've seen someone else point out on Twitter yesterday, calling Republican congresspeople in hopes that the pressure would be enough to change their votes when it comes time to reconcile the bills is at least worth a shot. Even if I don't think it stands that much of a chance, better to go down fighting and all that.
kaffyr
Dec. 4th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it stands a chance either, but you're right, we have to go down fighting. And, maybe, win against the odds.
strannik01
Dec. 3rd, 2017 06:07 am (UTC)
What gets me is not so much that it's evil - that is, unfortunately, to be expected - but how craven the whole thing is. This whole thing is transparently being passed just to placate donors. Nothing more.
kaffyr
Dec. 3rd, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
It's craven and that reasoning is right out in the open. Lindsey Graham said it out loud, for god's sake, and didn't even have the grace to look abashed when he said it.
a_phoenixdragon
Dec. 4th, 2017 06:00 am (UTC)
Not over quite yet...now I just need to find my congressman's number and raise some hell...
kaffyr
Dec. 4th, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Senator, House creature, call 'em both. At the very least we've got to let them know the eyes of Americans and U.S. residents are on them, and will judge and sentence them at the polls if they go ahead with this poisonous plan.
nucleosides
Dec. 5th, 2017 07:25 pm (UTC)

They really are. :(

kaffyr
Dec. 9th, 2017 07:40 pm (UTC)
The other night, BB and I were talking, and I said that one of the worst things about the current situation is that this evil counter-revolution is being led not just by the captains of industry who beat us down simply because they want more money and power, but by captains of industry, like the Kochs, who are not only attacking us for the money and power retention, but because they are also ideologues. They share the thoughtless and blinkered true believer status as any of their less powerful Deplorables. That has not been the case in the past; in the past, the rich believed only in themselves. Today, we have rich who believe in the most damaging of ideologies, and have the money to force that onto the rest of us.
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