November 2, 2017

Democratic Whopper On Tax Reform Given Four Pinocchio’s

Democratic Whopper On Tax Reform Given Four Pinocchio’s

Last week, Politico published private observations from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that showed she was working to tank tax reform in order to improve Democrats’ chances of taking back the House next year. Not content to simply work against giving Americans more of their hard-earned money, many Democratic Senators, including Kamala Harris and Bob Casey, have started flat-out lying about the GOP’s tax reform plan.

Most notably, Democrats have dishonestly portrayed Republicans’ tax reform plans as one that would “raise taxes for most working-class families.” Now though, the sheer mendacity of this claim is becoming clear, with the Washington Post giving it a resounding “four Pinocchio’s”:

“In their haste to condemn the GOP tax plan, Democrats have spread far and wide the false claim that families making less than $86,100 on average will face a hefty tax hike. Actually, it’s the opposite. Most families in that income range would get a tax cut. Any Democrat who spread this claim should delete their tweets and make clear they were in error.”

Like Pelosi, the Democratic Senators who have made this claim have prioritized scoring political points over boosting the United States economy with tax reform. They should be ashamed of themselves.