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Increasingly, it seems like Donald Trump has paved the way for Republicans to get away with statements that are nearly as outrageous as his own. Take the shameless claims the Republicans have used to push for the tax bill over the past two months. In case you’re having trouble keeping up, here’s a brief rundown of a few times Republican officials made it perfectly clear they prioritize the wealthy over the poor:

Sen. Lindsey Graham claimed that “financial contributions” to the GOP “will stop” if the party couldn’t push through a tax rewrite.

Sen. Chuck. Grassley said he was tired of government assistance programs aiding Americans who are stuck in poverty because they’re “spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”

Congressman Chris Collins admitted, “My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again’.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch stated, “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger and expect the federal government to do everything.”

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