The GOP tax bill sailed through the House today with 227 members of Congress voting yes and 203 voting against the bill. Every single Democrat voted no and 12 Republicans crossed the aisle to join them. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill later today, where it’s expected to pass as well. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said one of the main reasons they passed this tax bill was to keep a promise the “majority” made. After the bill passed Ryan remarked, “This promise being kept today is one of the most important things that we can do to get the U.S. economy growing faster, to help people get bigger paychecks, to have a fairer tax system and to simplify the system so that people have more peace of mind.”  Unfortunately polls show the majority of Americans aren’t at peace with this plan. 

Here’s some reaction from those opposed to the bill, including one Congressman who shares a story he calls “How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts.”: