The ground will open and darkness will blanket the skies. The earth will cease to orbit the sun. Life on this planet will end as we know it. It’s going to be Armageddon.

Or, well, no, it won’t.

Look, we always knew the defenders of the status quo would say and do anything to stop tax reform. They want to protect their special-interest loopholes. For them and the IRS, a system that allows 90 percent of Americans to file their taxes on a postcard-size form is their worst nightmare.

But we can’t honestly say we expected stuff like this:

Or this:

This one, too:

And then there’s this (yes—he really said that):

Apparently, if you can’t win on the merits, resort to contrived, apocalyptic arguments that have no basis in reality.

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