Twitchy already checked in with ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd regarding the passage of the GOP’s tax reform bill. In short, Dowd, like Chelsea Handler, called into question the “Christian values” of anyone who voted in favor of the tax plan.
Actor and comic Billy Eichner tried to make a point by sarcastically thanking working-class Trump voters for buying him a new swimming pool, but of course, that’s what Eichner imagines “the rich” will be doing with any tax savings. Then again, he could always donate to charity.
Dowd seems to think he’s getting back at Senate Republicans and their supporters, though, by “threatening” to donate any tax savings to charity.
Any tax savings that i might get from this unfair and mean spirited gop tax bill i will donate to charities to help the poor and vulnerable. Who is with me?
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 1, 2017
Spending your money as you chose-what a concept.
— Bill Ferris (@cwferris) December 2, 2017
Wow, having americans pool their money to help the common good. What a concept. That is the point of government einstein.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 2, 2017
The point of government is forced charity? Who knew?
— Wonkish Rogue (@WonkishRogue) December 2, 2017
Huh??? Should government pay for infrastructure, should government provide a safety net of any kind, etc. what about the common good?
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 2, 2017
WHAT ABOUT THE COMMON GOOD?
Well, most recently, we’ve seen evidence that “the common good” according to the U.S. government includes paying off accusers so they don’t file sexual harassment lawsuits.
And notice how Dowd says he’s donating to charities … and not continuing to pay taxes at a higher rate? If he’s such a believer in government, why isn’t he promising to write a larger check to the IRS instead of fooling around with charities? Who knows better about the common good that government?
Why not donate all of your tax savings back to the Treasury? https://t.co/bhMUP8BMiU
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) December 2, 2017
Or you can voluntarily send it to the IRS. Why give to a charity now? You seemed to be perfectly happy with how the federal govt spends your tax dollars…. https://t.co/cRH4ZkQ9tF
— Scotty Fed (@yofed2) December 2, 2017
You mean, you’ll have more of your *own* money to direct to the charities of *your* choice?
That’s crazy talk, Matt!https://t.co/ekyv6CThSM
— ?? Adam Baldwin ?? (@AdamBaldwin) December 2, 2017
The rest of us have literally been doing this forever. With or without tax breaks. https://t.co/kOmW4MYWrS
— Kristen Rudd ? (@kristenrudd) December 2, 2017
So you're donation to charity will be a political stunt? Hmmmm, seems about right. https://t.co/zKXAeFYuSD
— No Party Twin (@Twin66) December 2, 2017
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) December 2, 2017
Making the point for us. https://t.co/wYhdmXDD9a
— Tommy L. (@TTom13) December 2, 2017
Congratulations. This is LITERALLY the point that Conservatives make. That OUR money in OUR hands does more good than in the governments. https://t.co/vytpDcQnyS
— Brent Cochran (@BrentCochran1) December 2, 2017
Personal charity to take care of the poor… what a novel idea. Almost sounds… conservative. https://t.co/qLvJsizTrw
— Timothy Bertolet (@tim_bertolet) December 2, 2017
And for a very brief moment, Matthew experienced what it's like to be a conservative. https://t.co/LO09NghWrh
— Nicolle Martin (@NicMar) December 2, 2017
When you're so blinded by your anti-GOP rhetoric that you literally support conservative values but are too dumb to realize it? https://t.co/6a9aKeIk2Y
— FAITH♡ (@faithav_) December 2, 2017
— Chase Blasi (@blasichase) December 2, 2017
Spending the money you earn how and where you want. He gets it. He really gets it. https://t.co/sSE6Rhk74s
— Tara Lynn Thompson (@TaraLynnSaid) December 2, 2017
Charities are more efficient and give you more for your donations than the govt ever could https://t.co/mALOJsAuhG
— GadsdenJazz ? (@GadsdenJazz) December 2, 2017
It almost like, and hear me out on this… individuals can do more good with their money than the government. https://t.co/kAYNFPr16W
— Christian Caroline (@c_c_costa) December 2, 2017
Alternate take: I am going to take the money that I rightfully earned and that government has now decreed that I am allowed to keep more of to spend it on something that I feel would benefit others.
How novel a concept. https://t.co/nCyS1l520B
— rickajay (@rickajay9372) December 2, 2017
Perfect! Further evidence that these things can be funded through private charity as opposed to through the government!! https://t.co/YrAObEIYgU
— Velvet B. Sugar (@TMIWITW) December 2, 2017
Isn’t that… kind of… the point? https://t.co/Box3couZJ8
— Matt pope (@matt_the_pope) December 2, 2017
TFW you accidentally become a libertarian https://t.co/Yse3LXRQZq
— Jake (@RantinArkansan) December 2, 2017
Wait … think about what you’re saying. Those “mean and nasty” Republicans are giving you the means to directly help the poor and vulnerable by getting government out of the way. Tell me again how this bill is terrible? ?? https://t.co/RkQGGeYcHm
— Mike Dury (@MikeDury) December 2, 2017
Good God, fellow. That’s what it’s all about. How a Christian America is supposed to work. Noblesse oblige. You seem to think you invented the wheel. https://t.co/44qlUEP2B0
— Ashley Cruseturner (@BosqueBoy) December 2, 2017
So you’re going to donate the savings to charity, take the charitable deduction and further reduce your taxable income? Sounds like a double tax cut to me! You are one smart man. https://t.co/DYYODj4SDL
— Matt Milholland (@mattmil21) December 3, 2017
Sure you will, sure you will https://t.co/J19v3xoK9d
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 2, 2017
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