The Republican Party on Monday tried to celebrate Tax Day by touting the purported effectiveness of its signature tax cut -- but they were quickly hit with blowback from angry taxpayers.
In a tweet posted early Monday morning, the GOP boasted that its tax cuts "have put money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans so that they can spend it on things that actually matter to them and their families."
While Democrats are looking for more & more ways to spend taxpayer dollars, the #GOPTaxCuts have put money back int… https://t.co/Q5L7bg2AC3— GOP (@GOP) 1555275600.0
However, many angry Americans shot back at the GOP and said they'd been stunned to find that they actually owed the government money after the IRS put too much money in their paychecks as a way to juice the economy.
Additionally, many people pointed to polls showing that the majority of Americans don't believe they got any kind of tax cut whatsoever.
Check out some of the responses below.
@GOP This is a lie. They gave me an extra 1300 in withholdings but then I paid an extra 4000 so I’m still $2700 in… https://t.co/yLkBl7L5CJ— Frank Conway (@Frank Conway) 1555281496.0
@GOP I have never owed as much tax as I have for 2018. The check I sent to the IRS last week would be peanuts to th… https://t.co/ocEjw2JOvZ— Dr. Melissa Dunphy (@Dr. Melissa Dunphy) 1555286280.0
@GOP Can you explain how giving the 1% wealthiest Americans 83% of tax cuts is putting money in hardworking America… https://t.co/Ofwa0RHS3J— Joe Cat Sr (@Joe Cat Sr) 1555283392.0
@GOP Dunno, this family of four saw a big tax rise this year. Thanks, GOP! I’ll remember who was responsible when… https://t.co/4Tgl9CTj5l— Rakesh 🏳️🌈🇺🇳🏴☠️ (@Rakesh 🏳️🌈🇺🇳🏴☠️) 1555296160.0
@GOP Apparently not working hard enough because your damn “cuts” took deductions away so I paid more in taxes. Than… https://t.co/gC3CZ6I12A— popchinski (@popchinski) 1555286500.0
@GOP Love it when we’re told what is happening is the opposite of what I have seen with my own eyes & have felt wit… https://t.co/KHuFEPh00m— PBJ (@PBJ) 1555282932.0
@GOP Payday loans put money is people's pockets.— northierthanthou.com (@northierthanthou.com) 1555311459.0
@GOP That’s funny, because I’m pretty sure it was your “tax reform” that made me owe over 4K in taxes this year.— Kevin D. Impellizeri, PhD (@Kevin D. Impellizeri, PhD) 1555286970.0
@GOP I just finished my tax return. I owe the federal government $5,000. It’s okay. If the Koches got a refund, I’m happy someone did.— Michael Glenn Meyer 🇺🇸 (@Michael Glenn Meyer 🇺🇸) 1555284620.0
@GOP Nope. https://t.co/WfHDQfVnc0— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1555279676.0
@GOP 💯% wrong! I paid more, this year, than ever! Understandably, I was never going to vote Red but I guarantee you… https://t.co/4Rb3SvxvjC— Daniel Maycock (@Daniel Maycock) 1555286150.0