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Pelosi Inflates Tax Cuts

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the new tax law will provide “at least a $1.3 trillion tax break for corporations.” That’s misleading.

Trump’s Claims Don’t Add Up

The president’s speech on the Republican tax plan oversold the benefits of tax cuts and strayed from the facts on other issues.

GOP, Democrats Spin Tax Plan

Leaders in both parties make false and misleading claims about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax cut plan.

Video: $4,000 Income Increase Doubtful

It’s doubtful, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains, that average household income would increase $4,000 a year if the corporate income tax is cut from 35 percent to 20 percent.

Trump’s Dubious $4,000 Claim

Would American households really see an average income increase of $4,000 a year if President Donald Trump succeeds in cutting the corporate income tax? Don’t count on it. This claim is dubious at best.

Trump’s Tax Plan and ‘the Rich’

In promoting his plan to overhaul of the nation’s tax system, President Donald Trump claimed “the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.” But the tax proposal his administration outlined in April would heavily benefit high-income taxpayers, and Trump hasn’t revealed any changes to it.

Who Benefits From Corporate Tax Cut?

In advocating for a corporate tax cut, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin overstates the consensus when he says “most economists believe that over 70 percent of corporate taxes are paid for by the workers.”

Border Adjustment Baloney

The anti-tax Club for Growth claims in a TV ad that a key Republican tax proposal “will” cost “middle-class families” $1,700 in higher prices. That’s baloney.