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Fact Check Kerfuffle: Dem’s Tax Refund Lies Exposed!

As we turn our ear to the fact checkers on this lie, we hear nothing but the sound of crickets and negligent “resistance” 

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The “resistance” is at it again, folks, misinforming the American public with half-truths and boldfaced ambiguity.

This time, the ire is being drawn over several prominent democrats who are throwing shade at President Trump via the IRS.

Democrats looking to score points against President Donald Trump this week focused attention on data from the government that showed refund checks going out to early filers were smaller than they were a year ago.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) falsely claimed that smaller refunds indicated that the tax cuts amounted to a “middle-class tax hike.”

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But, like with any good democratic fib, it wasn’t too difficult to discover the truth.

The smaller refund checks, however, were not indicators that taxes have gone up. In fact, two-thirds of American households got a tax cut this year. For middle-class families with children, over 80 percent got tax cuts.

A smaller refund check merely indicates that early tax-filers overpaid their taxes by a smaller amount throughout the year. In other words, taxpayers kept more of the money they earned — that is, money they did not owe to the federal government.

Tax filing season kicked off on January 28, marking the first time taxpayers were filing their returns under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The first refund checks went out last week, and data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showed the average refund had declined 8.4 percent, to $1,865, for the week ending February 1.

And, to top it all off:

A large refund check might seem like a bonus to some taxpayers but it is merely a sign that taxes were overpaid during the year. Essentially, a taxpayer who gets a large refund gave an interest-free loan to the government. That money would have been better used if it had gone toward paying down bills or had been saved in a bank account that paid interest.

As we now turn our ear to the fact checkers on the left, to hopefully point out this not-truth of the democrats, we hear nothing but the sound of crickets and negligent “resistance”

 

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Liberals will have a field day…

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