Senate Democrats have been telling their constituents that the GOP tax reform plan will increase taxes on most middle class families.
That’s when the Washington Post chimed in to say hold up, wait a minute. In their fact check, they found that the Democrats were playing “a bad game of telephone.”
It all started when the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee released a report claiming the average tax increase on families nationwide earning up to $86,100 would be $794.
As the WaPo explains, this talking point was swiped from a document first released from the Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee. In the original report, the committee explains that 8 million households that earn up to $86,100 will see a $794 tax increase. That “nuance was lost” once it got into the hands of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, who made it sound as if the tax increase would affect all working-class families.
"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."