Generally, younger voters do not concern themselves too much with taxes. So it was a bit puzzling when the Republican Party decided to use Donald Trump's tax reform proposal to try to appeal to a younger audience.
Seriously, you have to watch this thing:
Chad is a real Debbie Downer.
Writer Parker Molloy quickly picked up on the GOP's marketing tactic and satirized it:
I wish I had edited that in any way, but it's totally real.— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 29, 2017
I am 100% just texting people right now telling them that it's about time we end the Death Tax— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 29, 2017
And soon the entire Internet was on board:
Hey dad sup just drake from a local college. Isn’t it unfair that corporations have to pay taxes?— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 29, 2017
You know when you were a teenager and you just had the burning desire to text your friends about tax reform?
reminder, a single person can pass on $5.45M before paying a penny in estate tax.— Willy Lee (@advicepig) September 29, 2017
I mean, his name is Chad...
To be fair, a Chad WOULD bring up abolishing taxes— kylie sparks 🏈 (@kyliesparks) September 29, 2017
This reinforced all my stereotypes and suspicion regarding "Chads"— Andrea Aguirre (@sumo_andy) September 29, 2017
But, come on GOP, you're going to have to try a little harder than that.
Considering all the xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia, you're really not gonna attract the kids with Chad texting about tax reform out of the blue.
"Imagine being able to take a deduction for the poor kids you pay to do your homework!"— Sam Adams Socialist (@PraxisKenzie) September 29, 2017
I begin every millennial conversation of mine with a riveting look at the "Death Tax", especially when speaking with Chads— Mario Castañeda (@wrackune) September 29, 2017
Get it together, Chad.