Senate Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill early Saturday morning that bestows massive benefits on corporate America and the wealthy while delivering mixed blessings to everybody else.
After a frantic round of negotiations, Republicans came together in near unanimity behind the landmark legislation. The final vote was 51 to 49, with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) the lone GOP holdout. No Democrats voted for the bill.
Sure, no Democrat voted for it, but did they use the One Unspecified Magic Trick that could have stopped it from passing?
is there a word for the brazen corruption and dishonesty it takes to run on “drain the swamp” and then literally hand a pen to lobbyists to write a trillion dollar giveaway to plutocrats and their useless failsons?
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) December 1, 2017