Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took to Twitter today with an epic seven-part post reacting to the fiasco of a tax bill that the Senate passed last night.

Krugman was amongst the nearly unanimous group of economists who warned of the dangerous consequences that the Republican giveaway to the wealthy would engender, and he laid out his frustrations and his fears in a lengthy thread on the social media service.

Hear that shriek? That’s the sound of a Nobel laureate ripping the Republican party to shreds. You may ask yourself, how did we get here?

Krugman is not painting a particularly optimistic portrait of the future here, but when you think about it, the future he envisions is unfortunately identical to our present situation. It’s just that who knows if we can endure another year of this.

Krugman concludes his observations with a tiny hint of hope, but not enough to be entirely convincing.

America is on the edge. While you don’t need to be a Nobel laureate to realize that, the fact that someone can be as smart as Krugman and still not have the solution to the political problems that this country is now facing is somehow a little comforting despite being simultaneously terrifying. While none of us may yet have a solution, at least we’re not alone in our assessment of the situation.

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