Accuracy in Media

Although millions of American families will receive a substantial tax cut under the Republican tax reform legislation, many politicians and pundits on the left insist the new law will enable the rich live high off the hog and kill off much of the rest of the country.

Yes, a lot of wealthy Americans and companies with billion-dollar bottom lines will receive considerable tax breaks under the new law. But as a number of recent reports have stated, when companies and their executives thrive, so do middle-class workers.

Case in point: On the same day Congress passed tax reform, multiple corporations announced they would give substantial Christmas bonuses to hundreds of thousands of employees. Others announced they would raise their minimum wage to as much as $15 per hour. 

Sounds like a win-win, right? Wrong! Democrats in Congress and liberal pundits are now publicly opposing what will benefit millions of Americans just to try to save their own political hind ends in 2018.

Here’s a roundup of the most hysterical — and ridiculous — liberal reactions to the GOP tax bill:

1. Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said GOP tax reform will kill Tiny Tim.

Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., the California lawmaker recalled speaking with the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy.

“His mother spoke of how their family watches the Muppet version of A Christmas Carol, and how Simon sees himself in Tiny Tim, another kind boy with braces on his legs,” Pelosi said.

“Like Tiny Tim, Simon and his family may find their future in danger because of the greed of those with power, the cruelty that is in the heart of the tax scam. Unfortunately, this story as of today does not have the same kind of happy ending as ‘A Christmas Carol,’ but this story is not over.”

2) Joy Reid said companies giving bonuses and pay raises to employees are doing it “for PR.”

Reid, who is no stranger to making outlandish and outright ridiculous claims, tried to set the record straight on Twitter shortly after the bill passed. 

“This is corporate America trying to convince you that their naked greed is charity; that their gluttony is kindness, and that they didn’t demand this $1.5 trillion wealth transfer that you, sick kids and seniors, are footing the bill for,” Reid wrote in one of the tweets.

Reid linked past criticisms of President Trump’s response to the Puerto Rico earthquake to the raises and bonuses workers received.

“These corporations are doing the equivalent of tossing paper towels at Hurricane Maria victims. They’re [sic] tossing dollar bills at a selection of their workers for PR purposes and flinging a few pennies at charities while bathing in millions,” Reid added.

3) A “pastor in the resistance” compared the GOP to “serial killers” for its passage of the tax bill.

Christian pastor John Pavlovitz, whose Twitter biography says he is “a pastor in the resistance” and “committed to equality, diversity, and compassion” – all of which are “all under attack by this presidency” – took to Twitter after seeing Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan alongside Trump and other GOP leaders as the president signed the bill into law.

“I can understand @SpeakerRyan’s glee today,” Pavlovitz tweeted.

“Serial killers often take delight in murdering people. #GOPTaxBillScam,” he added.

4. A Disney heiress said the GOP tax plan is like a “nightmare” from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Walt Disney Company heiress Abigail Disney, the great-niece of Walt Disney, railed against the GOP tax plan, saying it will make social mobility “far out of reach” for middle-class Americans but enable people like herself to stay “comfortable” where they are.

“I think it’s looking a lot like a nightmare from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Disney heiress said. Disney concluded by admitting she “hopes” people become “angry” after watching the video.

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  • missieb2000

    There is not one thing in the world preventing these wealthy libtards and other assorted leftists from donating even more of their paycheck to the government.
    There’s a spot for it on every tax filing form. Put your money where your mouth is, start posting copies of the checks you’ve made out to the United States general fund.

  • Robert F

    Fat chance. They will take the tax reduction and be happy with it. Might need the tax savings to pay taxes on their overbloated State, City and Real Estate taxes.

  • Robert F

    Will this force the highly taxed residences of the bloated taxes states such as New York, California, east and west coasts to really think of how to live in ad budget and, possibly, think of ways to lower their taxes? I am a CPA and will sit here waiting for a positive response, such as the sanctuary cities and states, actually begin thinking in the real world.

  • tuffone3

    How does Nan have a full head of hair AND she’s going bald. Weird.

  • theGOONIES

    Freaking losers. The left is mentally challenged

  • FireAnt

    “Real” taxes come from profits government seizes from the private-sector. Profits earned when private-sector property and workers combine to produce and sell goods and services.

    Tax cuts address or ignore two disparate questions.

    First, given available resources, how can society maximize production of goods and services? Second, how should society share its goods and services, remembering to invest in future production?

    For question one, Russia and China have replaced failed, socialist production with U.S. capitalism.

    For question two, Russia and China use Lenin’s maxim “He who does not work, neither shall he eat”.

  • oat21

    Nancy Pelosi the left wings queen of the socialist democratic party and all of her minions like Obama, Chuck Schumer who are now her minions have become the party of doom, obstruction, scandal and finger pointing, True Americans , i.e., Independents, Blue Democrats, Blue Republicans and Conservatives will never, ever vote for anyone from the dying party of doom.

  • Gz7

    Pelosi and her husband own a winery in California. When they file taxes for the winery, will they take the 21% corporate tax rate, or will they use the old rate of 35%?

  • samo war
  • TED

    I’ll go with Abigail Disney getting it 100% right!

  • missieb2000

    And if they don’t pay extra, why should we?