Biden Gets Slammed for Claiming ‘Congressional Republicans’ Want to Raise Middle Class Taxes

//Biden Gets Slammed for Claiming ‘Congressional Republicans’ Want to Raise Middle Class Taxes

Biden Gets Slammed for Claiming ‘Congressional Republicans’ Want to Raise Middle Class Taxes

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America

The Biden administration got slammed by The Washington Post fact-checker for peddling misinformation about Congressional Republicans wanting to raise taxes on the middle-class.

“After their massive tax giveaway to the super-wealthy and giant corporations in 2017, Congressional Republicans now want to raise taxes on middle class families,” Biden tweeted Monday.

Then the White House official Twitter account wrote a message claiming “the Congressional Republican Tax Plan” would result in “24 million families of seniors making less than $100,000 per year would face tax increases.”

White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki also hit at Sen. Scott’s proposal during a press briefing.

Fox News reports:

“But now, led by Senator Scott, Republicans want to raise taxes on the middle class, with one independent analysis showing their plan would hike taxes by an average of around $1,500 each year on 75 million American families, 96 percent of whom make under $100,000,” Psaki continued. “That’s the plan of congressional Republicans: tax hikes for the middle class; tax hikes for the wealthy and big corporations.”

The Post, in its Fact Checker column, points out that this is not a “congressional Republican” plan. The administration’s talking point, the Post explains, stems from Sen. Scott’s “11-point plan to rescue America,” which includes among a list of proposals the statement: “All Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax.”

Additionally, the Post explains that Scott’s plan does not represent the GOP as a whole, stating that while Scott is chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, “as far as we can tell, not a single other Republican in Congress has embraced Scott’s specific tax proposal.”

“Scott is a Republican, and he is in Congress and part of the GOP leadership. But his snippet of an idea, such as it is, cannot be labeled a ‘congressional Republican’ plan,” the column says. “No legislation has been crafted, and no other Republican lawmakers have announced their support. One cannot instantly assume every person in a political party supports a proposal by a prominent member. “

Fact Check writer Glenn Kessler noted that the lack of another GOP plan led to the Post “just barely” declining to award the full four Pinocchios.

  1. Liberal Leftist 101 , blame the other guy for what you plan to do in the first place . That way you can cover your butt when you start robbing the people while you enrich yourself and your cronies .

  2. We are realizing that we need to go to Congress and all of the “white houses” to end all of these snakes for good or make them OUR slaves permanently!

  3. Hidenbiden and his lies,every time he opens his pie hole. What a pathetic, human being, he and his administration are the enemy of the american people.

  4. Here is another Psaki stupid error in making statements. She is the queen of running her mouth when she has no idea what she is talking about or why the subject is valid or not. I don’t understand how someone who if suppose to be halfway intelligent could be so stupid as to embarrass herself over and over again with outrageous lies. She is a disgrace and her new job coming up will not be pretty. She will not last just like Chris Wallace.

  5. Well I surely don’t represent the whole Republican party, but when you have some skin in the game it sure makes what you are talking about more important. Free things usually get misused as our country is now being. Seems like it is going to hell in a handbasket, no one has any skin in the game. Wandering how long this free stuff would last for illegals coming across the southern border now if everyone knew they were paying for it.

  6. This disgraceful, nasty, unknowing, uncaring, thing we have for president is, uncaring hugh pile of shit.

  7. Actually, this is something I have been musing about for some time. Even if it is only $1.00 it would give everyone a feeling that they are contributing to the functioning of our government and a sense of satisfaction. We are all in this together.

  8. Strangely Biden may have a point that Congressional Republicans/RINOs are responsible, most of them are Democrats in Republican clothing.


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