The Republican tax bill is an assault on American values

This bill was written by the landed aristocracy, for the landed aristocracy

Sen. Mitch McConnell.

In the dead of night, the Republican tax bill passed the Senate on a party-line 51-49 vote, with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) the lone dissenting Republican. It will now either have to be reconciled with the already passed House bill, and passed again by both chambers, or simply passed by the House as is and sent on to President Trump.

But regardless of the coming parliamentary procedural hurdles, the lessons of Friday's vote are clear: Some version of this tax bill is going to become law. And that is very bad for America.

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