The Washington Post, which often seems to align itself with Democrat interests, issued a surprising fact-check Thursday excoriating Democrats for spreading false claims about the GOP’s tax plan.
The claims, which The Post traced to a report issued in October by the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, revolved around the assertion that the GOP’s tax plan would force American families who earn up to $86,100 to pay an additional $794 in taxes annually.
Following the report’s publication, this talking point was picked up and shared by a number of prominent Democrat Party figures.
“On average, middle class families earning less than $86,000 would see a tax increase under the Republican ‘tax reform’ plan,” Sen. Kamala Harris of California reportedly wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“The average tax increase on families nationwide earning up to $86,100 would be $794.00,” added Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., D-Pa., in his own tweet.
According to The Post, the claim touted by the DPCC was based on another report — this one by Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee — which said something entirely different than what the DPCC included in its own write-up.
“If enacted, the Republican tax reform proposal would saddle 8 million households that earn up to $86,100 with an average tax increase of $794 — a substantial expense for working families,” the original report specified.
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