They’re just waking up, I know just what they’ll do. Their mouths will hang open a minute or two, then the boobs down in Trumpville will all cry boo-hoo.
Below is just a small sampling of Twitter reactions from taxpayers who expected a bigger refund following the passage of the GOP tax scam at the end of 2017.
If this is being repeated across the country (and millions are yet to file), the backlash could be, well, extreme.
It’s one thing to serve the NCAA champs cold berders and fries or to, I don’t know, insist on remaining president even though you’re the goddamn stupidest sentient being in the universe, but if people don’t get the refunds they’re expecting, look out:
I'm starting to see a few tweets from folks saying they aren't getting the tax refunds that the @GOP promised with their tax scam bill. Remember, we were told we'd be able to remodel our kitchens, buy a new car, or take that big vacation.
— 𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙀𝘼𝘾𝙃 𝙏𝙍𝙐𝙈𝙋 🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@dumptrump33) February 3, 2019
@realDonaldTrump I just got back from my tax accountant. All I can say is you phucked us bad. On the same income as 2017 I went from getting a ~$6,000 refund for both state and federal to owing ~$2,000 total. I will not vote for you again. Your tax changes SUCK!
— Jeff Dearborn (@JeffDearborn) February 1, 2019
— kd728 (@kcd728) February 1, 2019
Thanks @realDonaldTrump for my shitty tax refund this year. 2k less than last year. I make 68k a year. I’m glad your rich friends get all the money I could have used.
— Colleen Clare (@Coll_McColl) February 3, 2019
Wait, what happened? My tax refund is half of last year.
I thought we were all going to get an additional $4k. LIES! Has anyone seen any improvement?
— George Capen #VetsResist (@george_capen) February 3, 2019
Despite my income and withholding staying the same, my refund decreased by about 66%. Who gained from the deficit exploding tax cut? Not the middle class! #taxscam #taxhike #taxhike2018 @realDonaldTrump @ChuckGrassley @SenJoniErnst @SteveKingIA
— Mark Nieman (@markdnieman) January 31, 2019
Trump straight fucked up my tax refund this year. #FuckTrump
— Sal Ramirez (@salamander_24) February 3, 2019
I was so hyped for my tax refund but I actually owe the government money this year??? What kinda shit
— Hannah (@hannahguiidera) February 3, 2019
Ouch, I knew my tax refund wouldn’t be so good after our new ‘great tax breaks’ ugh. Lowest refund in decades, grrr. All my contributions to NPOs like ACLU and SPLC were not deductible (stdrd deduction). It’s almost like Trump planned it that way…
— Elsie (@ElsieBeckmann) February 1, 2019
I always file my taxes early & get a small refund. This year I am fully f*cked due to the #GOPTaxScam. I even increased witholdings when the tables changed but I still owe almost $2000 this year. If you’re anything other than a millionaire steel yourself for an ugly tax season.
— Trisha (@trishripcity) February 4, 2019
Fuck @realDonaldTrump and the Congress. Take my half my damn tax refund away because y’all wanna raise the standard deduction! Fuck all y’all you pieces of shits! Fucking with my damn money. #FuckDonaldTrump
— Dev♉️ (@iAmDevinRyan) February 4, 2019
And here’s a bit of explanation:
— Jacy Warrell (@JacyWarrell) February 3, 2019
Forbes’ explainer notwithstanding, I’m pretty sure people will want their usual tax refund a lot more than they’ll want mealy-mouthed answers.
Looks like another PR nightmare for the increasingly out-of-touch Grand Old Party.