Liberal California Congressman Ted Lieu blamed “human nature” for his “no” vote on President Trump’s tax reform package because he thinks poor people will get jealous of other people’s tax cuts.
Just as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, the left-wing congressman jumped on his Twitter account to slam the bill for the bad effects he says it has on “human nature.”
Lieu laid out a scenario where one person who only got a $380 tax cut will get angry if she finds out someone else got a $200,000 tax cut. Then, he noted that a man from California will get upset that he might get a tax hike “for residing in CA.” All these people getting upset, Lieu said, is “human nature,” and, presumably, that is why everyone should have voted “no” on the bill, Breitbart reports:
GOP underestimates how people feel when they know others got a better deal. If Sally gets a tax cut of $380 but others get $200,000, she will be upset. And wait until Joe finds out he is getting a tax increase for residing in CA. That's why tax bill is so unpopular: human nature. https://t.co/uPr9aWBAsn
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 20, 2017
When pressed on Twitter about his desire to defeat tax cuts so the government can keep Americans’ hard-earned money, Lieu defended himself, saying, “Um, do you think we fund law enforcement and firefighters through voluntary, personal donations?”
Lieu, it seems, believes the comparatively small amount the federal government spends to “fund law enforcement and firefighters” is a reason to deny tax cuts to the American people and deny “Sally” even the $380 she would get.
Lieu got slammed on Twitter.
It is our money that we earn and pay tax on
Clearly, we pay 10.3-13.3% state income tax in CA on top of Federal taxes
It's your job to budget
Stop spending money like a drunken sailor
No more $5k sushi catering on the taxpayers dimehttps://t.co/l6ZFirVh8b
— jane says (@justjanedoee) December 20, 2017
If Sally is upset someone (who works, owns a business & pays millions in taxes) gets a larger tax credit than she does…. well, there you go: the crybaby snowflakes who want to be the owner of the business but won't work for it. What you're saying is ridiculous.
— Pat in the West 🐎 (@DesertRiver) December 21, 2017
It’s neat that Dems care about debt now after Cheering Obama doubling it by $10 Trillion!
— VK (@vjeannek) December 21, 2017
Feel free to say I am ridiculous because I'm cool like that. But people far smarter than you or me have researched the point I am making and the research supports my position. https://t.co/PRaQQbm2Bq
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 22, 2017
And Twitter fans hit him again.
This is not a scientific study
This is not a peer reviewed article from a credible social science journal or source
Put down the crack pipe
— jane says (@justjanedoee) December 22, 2017
DemocRATS are brainwashed or this is their agenda to keep wasting/stealing our tax dollars. Not voting for the tax cuts benefiting everyone shows they only care about themselves. They talk about paying police/firefighters etc. but they raised taxes and most of the 20 tril debt.
— Scott White (@swrebs) December 23, 2017
People who read BuzzFeed, Politico, Washington Post and The New York Times are liberals & those sites can write whatever they want for their base without stating the truth. Money coming back fm overseas, bonuses & raises being given- economy/ stock mkt !! https://t.co/HSr4VikC7t
— Pat in the West 🐎 (@DesertRiver) December 22, 2017
Here is the deal Ted. Come February, when the average American sees their paycheck get larger, they will KNOW that the Dems lied to them. You know it, I know it, we all know it. More money in a paycheck means less votes for Dems. Now STFU.
— Backward Deplorable Covfffefe Dreg🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@MartinWiener) December 23, 2017