Okay, so that wasn't the official name, though it might have been. When it passed, the Republican Congress publicly celebrated on the White House lawn, but the party faithful did, too. Trump got his tax plan through, huzzah! They all celebrated, lower taxes, huzzah!
And at first, people's taxes were lower. That was thanks to a little bit of creative bookkeeping, however.
Most people on a weekly paycheck pay the main part of their taxes through payroll deductions. Usually, more money is taken out than is needed, so that people won't owe anything at the end of the year. And that always means that people tend to get a nice refund check when they file their taxes.
All fine and good. This past year, though, thanks to the RTPTBBWMOGS bill, less money than usual was taken out of workers' pay checks. On the surface, that looked great, huzzah! Pay checks looked bigger each week, huzzah! One problem. The pigeons came home to roost.
It's now February, so people are beginning to do their taxes and get them ready to file. And what so many are discovering is -- well, that their tax refunds are a whole lot smaller this year. Money they were used to getting and expecting, in order to pay bills and save -- it's not there. Even worse, in some cases people now owe money. And they're outraged at best and frightened at worst, not having the money they need. Social media has been filled with really shocked and pissed off people -- most of whom are Republicans. (To be clear, Democrats are just as pissed off. But they aren't remotely shocked, because they expressed how pissed off they were when the RTPTBBWMOGS bill passed.
What's the opposite of "Huzzah"?