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Johnson’s False Claim about Barnes’ Tax Plan

Johnson’s False Claim about Barnes’ Tax Plan

Like many Democrats, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says he wants to cut “middle-class” taxes and make sure the wealthy “pay their fair share.” But an ad from his opponent, Sen. Ron Johnson, in the race for U.S. Senate falsely tells the state’s voters that Barnes wants to “double your income taxes.”

Scott Overstates Tax Increases in Inflation Reduction Act

Scott Overstates Tax Increases in Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act proposes to raise over $700 billion in new revenues over 10 years to be spent on energy, climate change initiatives, health care and deficit reduction. But not all of those revenues come via higher taxes. More than half comes from health care savings and from beefed up IRS tax enforcement.

Biden’s Economic Spin

Biden’s Economic Spin

In a speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies.

DeSantis vs. Disney Q&A

DeSantis vs. Disney Q&A

Here we review what we know about the ongoing conflict between the entertainment company and the Republican governor.

Context for Ohio GOP Senate Race Spat on Taxes

Context for Ohio GOP Senate Race Spat on Taxes

In the crowded Republican primary field for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, candidate Mike Gibbons charges in a TV ad that his cohorts have taken his words on taxes “out of context” — but his ad leaves out context and stretches the facts on their positions, too.

Rick Scott Proposed ‘All Americans’ Should Pay Income Tax, Then Denied That He Did

Rick Scott Proposed ‘All Americans’ Should Pay Income Tax, Then Denied That He Did

A multipart policy plan released by Sen. Rick Scott on Feb. 22 says “all Americans” should have to pay “income tax,” while saying that “over half of Americans” currently do not. But in an interview later that day, after criticism from congressional Democrats, the Florida senator falsely claimed that he had not suggested increasing federal income taxes for that many people.

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

We spotted a few instances in President Joe Biden’s televised town hall when his answers didn’t square with the facts.

Republicans Mischaracterize Proposed Financial Reporting Requirement

Republicans Mischaracterize Proposed Financial Reporting Requirement

To help detect unreported income and narrow the gap between federal taxes collected and owed, the Biden administration has proposed expanding annual reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions to include the total amounts of money flowing in and out of all business and personal accounts worth at least $600.

Ads Distort How Much Biden’s Tax Plans Could Cost ‘Your Family’

Ads Distort How Much Biden’s Tax Plans Could Cost ‘Your Family’

The 2022 budget proposed by President Joe Biden would redistribute income, hitting high-income earners with tax increases and providing refundable tax credits to low- and middle-income Americans. Ads from the conservative Club for Growth targeting nine vulnerable Democrats and one centrist Republican in the House, however, distort the impact of the Biden plan on taxpayers.