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Fact Checkers: Nancy Pelosi’s Claims About the Tax Bill Are False

“Pelosi is not as careful as other Democrats to make clear she is talking about something in the future,” the Washington Post wrote.

By NTK Staff | 04.10.2018 @10:00am
Fact Checkers: Nancy Pelosi’s Claims About the Tax Bill Are False

Fact checkers at the Washington Post put Nancy Pelosi on blast Tuesday for making false claims about the GOP tax bill. Pelosi is far from the only Democrat to make untrue claims about the tax law that is helping to lower middle class families’ tax burden, but she is the most recent.

“Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while they advertise it as a middle-class bill,” Pelosi told a town hall meeting in Culver City, California last week.

According to the Post, Pelosi “has been using this line for months,” and the fact checkers simply “have never gotten around to fact-checking it.”

Here’s what the Washington Post had to say about tax increases versus tax cuts:

In 2018, most U.S. taxpayers can expect some kind of tax cut, according to just about every analysis. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that more than 80 percent of taxpayers would get a tax cut, with less than five percent would get a tax increase.

Because the tax cuts eventually expire, Pelosi is using creative math and verbiage to spell doom and gloom for taxpayers and, more importantly, voters.

We have tended to give politicians on both sides of the aisle Two Pinocchios for telling only half of the story of the tax bill. Given past performance by Congress, we would be shocked if lawmakers simply let the tax bill run its course and allowed it to raise taxes on tens of millions of Americans. Moreover, it is important for Pelosi to signal to her listeners that she is not talking about this tax year, when many will receive tax cuts.

The fact checkers gave Pelosi “two Pinocchios” for her false claim.

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