We know the Democrats have pulled out all the stops to oppose the agenda of Congressional Republicans and this Administration, but with their opposition to the GOP’s new tax reform plan their tactics have gone to a new low.
Their main argument against the GOP tax reform plan is that it will only benefit the rich. They continue to make this claim despite the fact that 80% of middle class families will see significantly lower taxes under the plan.
“On average, middle class families earning less than $86,000 would see a tax increase under the Republican ‘tax reform’ plan.”
–Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), in a tweet, Oct. 27
We’ve heard this argument from Democrats before but this time The Washington Post Fact Checker has stepped up and called out these false claims, giving them the penultimate “4 Pinochios.”
According to the Post, “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.”
The bottom line is that American families, businesses, and our economy as a whole are in desperate need of tax reform. We have not updated the tax code since 1986! The GOP plan doesn’t pick winners and losers, it lowers rates for hard-working Americans and simplifies the tax code by closing loopholes. Come tax time, these changes will save the typical family of four $1,182.
We look forward to the upcoming debate and passage of this much needed tax reform plan.