A country's annual budget is often described as a moral document, defining the nation's values. Its tax system codifies its fairness.
Republicans engineer a coup against the middle and working classes and throw enormous amounts of public money to private billionaires and multimillionaires with the tax bill.
Most Americans know that the GOP tax plan is payback for such major Republican donors as Charles Koch (pictured).
It will weaken the economy for years—reducing demand, widening inequality and increasing the national debt by at least $1.5 trillion over a decade.
Selling the Trump-Republican proposal should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme.
The GOP is concentrating its efforts on a massive tax cut, 80 percent of which will benefit the richest 1 percent, according to one estimate.