December 11, 2017

Democrats’ History Of Misleading Americans On Tax Reform

Democrats’ History Of Misleading Americans On Tax Reform

Someone needs to teach Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about irony. Today, Senator Schumer called the Treasury Department’s analysis of the impact of tax reform “fake math,” yet it’s the Democratic Party that’s consistently been caught spreading falsehoods about tax reform. See below for some of the most notable examples of Democrats misleading the public about tax reform this year:

  • The Washington Post gave DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Senator Jeff Merkley, and Senator Kamala Harris a total of seven pinocchios for saying that the Republican tax plan would include a “private jet tax break.”
  • The Washington Post gave Senator Schumer two pinocchios for saying that Republicans were kicking 13 million people of Obamacare to cut taxes.
  • The Washington Post gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi two pinocchios for “manipulating” tax date to make her point about who was benefiting from Republicans’ tax reform plan.
  • Senator Dick Durbin got a false rating from Politifact when he said the CBO was not reviewing the Republican tax bill.
  • Politifact faulted Senator Dianne Feinstein for “overstating” her case on the value of a deduction eliminated by the Republican tax reform bill.
  • Politifact called Leader Pelosi’s statement on repealing the individual mandate a “problematic claim.”
  • When Leader Pelosi called the Republican tax plan a “job-killer” Factcheck.org faulted her analysis as “misleading.”
  • Factcheck.org also knocked Senator Bernie Sanders because his criticism “relied on flawed estimate” of the impact of repealing the estate tax.
  • Factcheck.org said that Senator Schumer misspoke when he made a claim about the budget deficit impact of tax reform.
  • Senator Ron Wyden was found to have exaggerated by Factcheck.org when he made claims about the corporate tax cut.
  • Congressman Tim Ryan used “outdated evidence” to make a critique of the Republican tax plan.