Senate Democrats including Kamala Harris and Bob Casey have gone so far in their lies about how the GOP tax plan will effect working class families, that even the left-leaning Washington Post has given them Four Pinnochios.
Four Pinnochios are reserved only for “WHOPPERS” – outright lies with no truth to them.
Democrats provided several case studies in which the working-class families would receive a tax cut from the GOP tax plan, and falsely claimed the would get a tax hike using faulty math.
As reported in the WashingtonExaminer
The Washington Post’s fact-checker said Thursday that Democrats aren’t telling the truth when they say the Republican tax plan would raise taxes on most middle-class families.
In an early Thursday morning story, fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Democrats four Pinocchios for making that claim. According to the Post, four Pinocchios are reserved for claims that are “whoppers.”
Kessler noted that Senate Democrats, including Kamala Harris of California, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, tweeted that the average tax hike for families making up to $86,100 would see an average tax increase of $794.
But Kessler traced that talking point back to a report that said only 8 million of those families earning up to $86,100 — not all of them — would see an increase of that size.
“Somehow, when it got communicated down the line, that nuance was lost and it was translated into a talking point referring to all working-class families,” he wrote.
Kessler noted that the data Democrats used to make their argument actually showed that taxpayers in each of the five income bands used in the analysis would see a tax cut, not a hike, and that the average cut would be $450 for 80 percent of families.
Republicans are expected to release their tax cut bill on Thursday, and are hoping to pass it by the end of the year, over objections from most Democrats.