Hollywood stars jumped on social media late Friday night and into early Saturday to fume and forecast the end of America after the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Saturday.
Some celebrity reaction was loom and gloom, like comedian Chelsea Handler who called the passage of the GOP-led bill “sickening.”
“What Republicans did last night to the poor and middle class in this country to reward huge corporations and the very wealthy is sickening,” she wrote. “So, for all the religious beliefs you hold, rewarding the people who fund your campaigns must be somewhere in the Bible.”
What Republicans did last night to the poor and middle class in this country to reward huge corporations and the very wealthy is sickening. So, for all the religious beliefs you hold, rewarding the people who fund your campaigns must be somewhere in the Bible.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 2, 2017
Actor Josh Gad called the bill’s passage “one of the most disgraceful acts in modern political history.”
If you are not a billionaire, today should very well be marked as one of the most disgraceful acts in modern political history. Madness won
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 2, 2017
The Senate reform bill, which passed on a party-line vote of 51-49, eliminates Obamacare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance.
More on the Senate bill from Breitbart News’ Sean Moran:
The Senate bill retains the current income tax system’s seven brackets, while the House version collapses the seven brackets into four. The wealthiest Americans would have their income tax fall to 38.5 percent, while the lowest tax bracket will fall to ten percent. Similar to the House tax bill, the Senate version will double the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000, and $24,000 for married couples. The Senate bill also raises the child tax credit from $1,000 per child to $1,650.
Michael Moore, a constant critic of President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers, said the Senate bill is akin to “fascism” and said, “the coup is underway” and said, “the Republican Party is the enemy of the American people.”
The Republican Party is the enemy of the American people. The Senate just passed the Trump Tax Increase, 1:50am, enriching the 1% & concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Capitalism & Fascism. The coup is underway. Make no mistake about it. EVERYONE OFF THE BENCH! 11/6/18!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 2, 2017
Below is a roundup of some celebrity reaction to the passage of the Senate tax cuts bill.
The robber barons lost with The New Deal. They then spent the next 80 years battling back before this victory. Now we the people begin taking back America, again.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) December 2, 2017
Agreed. This is why they’ve put up with Trump. For personal gain that hurts the very people it promises to help. Enjoy the money. The Trumps will. 🍾 https://t.co/rnZ4bFnlKa
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) December 2, 2017
REPUBLICANS PUT 🔪IN OBAMACARE,& TRUMPIANS WILL CURSE HIM🐝4 TERM'S OVER,IF HES NOTJAIL. GOP WILL RAPE https://t.co/40n1lSDTdG 2 PAY4DEFICIT
— Cher (@cher) December 2, 2017
Don’t despair. Be angry, of course. The GOP is monstrous; their policies kill, starve & maim. But this is what capitalism does & has always done. NOTHING unique or unprecedented happened tonight. It can be & will be undone. By us.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) December 2, 2017
Something is very wrong here. https://t.co/FcU0zSngnk
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) December 2, 2017
Congrats to Taylor Swift on her tax break.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 2, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 2, 2017
Money is speech. It just shouted down the American people and collapsed a notable human experiment in self-governance. https://t.co/vkQgc1Iaka
— David Simon (@AoDespair) December 2, 2017
Congrats to all the American families this tax bill will help. Fortunately I can list most of them in a tweet: Koch, Mercer, Mnuchin, DeVos, and Trump.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 2, 2017
By tying itself to a travesty of a tax bill and a disastrous POTUS, who hangs by a thread, the GOP is committing historical suicide.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 2, 2017
This is the sloppy, handwritten, first scroll of the apocalypse. Goodbye America. https://t.co/JDNLwsFFaO
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 2, 2017