Mark Ruffalo, Judd Apatow, Don Cheadle and Debra Messing among the stars ripping GOP's tax bill.
There has been a lot of criticism from Hollywood during the GOP tax bill's journey through Congress, and now that it's passed, many of those voices are reaching a crescendo of rage and frustration.
The largest and most sweeping tax reform in generations is being applauded on Capitol Hill as it awaits Donald Trump's signature to become law. The story is very different in Los Angeles, though, as politicized celebrities take to their social media platforms to decry the bill and denounce its writers and, as they see it, chief beneficiaries.
Some went with jokes, like Bill Maher, who tweeted, "Finally, someone had the courage to stand up for America's forgotten corporations," while others took a more reasoned approach. Alyssa Milano urged her followers to "channel your rage by donating to the opponents of every swing district Republican who voted for [the tax bill]." She even offered up a handy link to help them do just that.
Still others kept it even simpler with an image and a short caption. Josh Gad, who clearly had the most fun, captioned the image he chose, "Live picture of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell right now." You have to see it be believe it, and you can below.
Following are some of the most passionate and entertaining tweets about the tax bill:
Well, they did it. Finally, someone had the courage to stand up for America's forgotten corporations. Jk - Fuck you, assholes, hope you choke on it.— Bill Maher (@billmaher) December 20, 2017
The #GOPTaxScam is on its way to Trump's desk to be signed into law.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 20, 2017
Let that sink in for a minute. Then channel your rage by donating to the opponents of every swing district Republican who voted for it here https://t.co/mUj7Aj2L3m
Did anyone really think that they were going to rewrite tax law and it wouldn’t benefit Donald Trump’s real estate empire? He told us in the debates he knew everything about taxes and loopholes and how to take advantage of it. https://t.co/W6UgcjyOAQ— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 20, 2017
Live picture of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell right now. pic.twitter.com/uhdKNyvW79— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 20, 2017
Leaving 9 million children uninsured as you traipse to the WH to kiss each other’s asses for ramming through a “tax bill” redistribution of wealth fr the poor & middle classes to your very rich donors & selves before retreating to your homes on holiday - this has a name: evil.— John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) December 21, 2017
All freelancers are getting screwed with this tax bill because we rely on itemizing our deductions. Only option now is for every single one of these people to incorporate. Maybe that’s fine...? I don’t know. https://t.co/xXb3hg8r2s— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 21, 2017
I want to caption this but it makes my stomach hurt too much ... pic.twitter.com/01Ic6e4WXg— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) December 20, 2017
The saddest thing about this tax fraud is all the programs that help kids and poor people and education and health and everything important they will now cut to make this fiasco work.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 20, 2017
I gotcher axis of evil right here!!! pic.twitter.com/YtK9XsioZL— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) December 21, 2017
BREAKING: America sold to real estate developer.— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) December 20, 2017
Pissed about this tax bullshit? The biggest difference you can make is with a donation to the fund that will help sweep House Republicans out of office and wipe that smile off Paul Ryan’s face: https://t.co/9sWEKVRcFz— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 20, 2017
This is about you making your boss Sheldon happy. This bill is a con https://t.co/nrj5djBgfp— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 20, 2017
That's gonna leave a mark. https://t.co/5fxm6h9w2O— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 21, 2017
Trump’s parade of darkness. https://t.co/3fBiT1hRAE— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 21, 2017
The Senate is going to pass the tax bill tonight, right before electing by acclamation Senator Palpatine as Supreme Chancellor of the Republic.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 19, 2017
Some of the Republicans in the US Senate just voted to submit their 2018 exit papers to the American people. Who would do that?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 20, 2017