The liberal media is still lying about the Trump tax cut and they know it works
Vox’s Matt Yglesias bragged about how the media and their Democrats have effectively misled the American people on the impact of the Trump tax cut.
He wrote: Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut.
Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut. https://t.co/tcZFr8l9Ck
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 8, 2019
He’s right, the lying is super effective.
Again, as CNBC’s John Harwood points out, only 17 percent of Americans think their taxes were cut.
Knowing liberals feel that way, it should be no surprise that MSNBC is clearly pushing these stories and using an uninformed person’s story about her tax return to push this false narrative.
Karen Speziale: “I got less money because I got more back in my paycheck. But that is not a tax break in my opinion. All you did is shift the money from getting it in your return to getting it in your paycheck.”
It is, in fact, a tax cut.
Like many, she just doesn’t understand how to figure out what her effective tax rate is.
If she did she would see eight-in-10 citizens actually paid less in taxes.
Hilariously, later in the video, MSNBC tries to help those looking for a bigger refund by advising them to let the government hold more over the course of the year.
They also play a clip of Speziale claiming President Donald Trump pays nothing in taxes and that is why he isn’t showing his tax returns.
Another baseless claim.
Yglesias had a moment of accidental honesty here. The media and their Democrats are prepared to continue telling this lie as long as it works.