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 into the pockets of hardworking Americans so that they can spend it on things that actually matter to them & their families.
— GOP (@GOP) April 14, 2019
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.
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 debt to the government thanks to the stupid tax cut
— Frank Conway (@fpcinnyc) April 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
My middle-class parents just got an $8,000 tax bill thx 2 #GOPTaxCuts
— Andrew E Herrera (@CzechMex1989) April 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
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 the wealthy assholes most benefiting from your corporate welfare, but is twice what my car is worth.
Go fuck yourself.
— Melissa Dunphy (@mormolyke) April 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Can you explain how giving the 1% wealthiest Americans 83% of tax cuts is putting money in hardworking Americans pockets? You failed to mention the $2T you want to take away from the poor & middle class! Dems votes against both, but the rich are happy. Thanks for the crumbs!
— Joe Cat Sr (@CoachcatKW) April 14, 2019
Dunno, this family of four saw a big tax rise this year. Thanks, GOP! I’ll remember who was responsible when the next election rolls around.
— Rakesh (@densaer) April 15, 2019
Apparently not working hard enough because your damn “cuts” took deductions away so I paid more in taxes. Thanks for absolutely nothing.ADVERTISEMENT
— Cheryl Pochapin (@6puma) April 15, 2019
Love it when we’re told what is happening is the opposite of what I have seen with my own eyes & have felt with my own bank account. FOH.
— PBJ (@joecarryon) April 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Payday loans put money is people’s pockets.
— northierthanthou.com (@Brimshack) April 15, 2019
Yeah .57 cents a month is lit
— The Joob (@Joob81) April 15, 2019
That’s funny, because I’m pretty sure it was your “tax reform” that made me owe over 4K in taxes this year.ADVERTISEMENT
— Kevin D. Impellizeri (@KDImpellizeri) April 15, 2019
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 (@mmeyerdc) April 14, 2019
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 14, 2019
💯% wrong! I paid more, this year, than ever! Understandably, I was never going to vote Red but I guarantee you, if you try this as a selling point, Ds won’t be able to thank you enough. 🖕
— Daniel Maycock (@danielmaycock) April 14, 2019