CNBC Hosts Destroys Tom Perez For Using Talking Points To Answer Tax Reform Questions

By NTK Staff | 11.02.2017 @12:51pm

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez was shut down by CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman for spewing Democratic talking points about the Republican tax reform plan on Thursday. CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla asked Perez what impact the Republican tax reform plan would have on the American people. “I’ve been listening to this conversation intently, […]

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez was shut down by CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman for spewing Democratic talking points about the Republican tax reform plan on Thursday.

CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla asked Perez what impact the Republican tax reform plan would have on the American people.

“I’ve been listening to this conversation intently, and I don’t have a Ph.D. in labor economics, but I have a Ph.D. in Buffalo. That’s where I grew up, and I ask the Buffalo question,” Perez said. “And what the people in Buffalo and places like Buffalo ask is, you told me this before, you know, you told me this back in the Reagan era that these tax cuts are going to benefit everyone like trickle down. You told me this when George W. Bush was president, and it’s not hard to figure out why people are so skeptical.”

At this point, Liesman had had enough of Perez’s talking point, interjecting, “come on Tom… this is CNBC get off the talking points. Let’s talk the economics.”

“The elimination of the estate tax benefits only wealthy people. That is a fact,” Perez responded.

Liesman is seen visibly shaking his head at this statement.

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