President Donald Trump is fond of saying that China is paying the U.S. billions of dollars in increased tariffs. Not true. Tariffs are taxes paid by U.S. importers in the form of customs duties, and to some extent by U.S. consumers in the form of higher prices.
Month: February 2019
Meme Spreads Bogus Tax Information
No Evidence Sen. Harris, Smollett Are Related
Cohen, Trump at Odds
FactChecking Sanders’ CNN Town Hall
Darla Shine’s Measles Misinformation
Trump’s Misdirection on ‘Criminal Aliens’
President Donald Trump suggests that the percentage of “illegal aliens” in federal prisons supports the need for a border wall. But it’s misleading to look only at the federal prison population, since state prisons and local jails house approximately 90 percent of the total U.S. incarcerated population.