- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says “sick children” like Tiny Tim from “A Christmas Carol” are now at risk because of Republican lawmakers who passed tax-reform legislation.

The California Democrat took to the chamber floor on Wednesday to excoriate her colleagues for giving President Trump the votes he needed for a $1.5 trillion tax bill. She shared the story of a young boy with cerebral palsy to blast “the greed of those with power” and “the cruelty that is in the heart of the tax scam.”

Ms. Pelosi said Republicans do not care about a little boy name Simon who imagines himself as “Tiny Tim” in “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” a children’s puppet version of the classic Charles Dickens novella.

“Simon sees himself in Tiny Tim, another kind boy with braces on his legs,” Ms. Pelosi said, the Washington Free Beacon reported. “Unfortunately, this story as of today does not have the same kind of happy ending as ‘A Christmas Carol,’ but this story is not over.”

The world will soon find out if the congresswoman is right, as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed Wednesday in a 51-48 Senate vote along party lines.

“It is always a lot of fun when you win,” Mr. Trump said at a White House event while flanked by House and Senate Republicans.

 

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