Monday, October 12, 2020

Math is Hard

 

Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairperson of the Republican National Committee, on Sunday faced backlash after suggesting that "82% of Americans" make more than $400,000 per year.

In a tweet on Sunday, McDaniel pointed to a video clip from a conservative media group, which asserted that "middle income earners" will see a tax increase under a Joe Biden presidency. However, Biden has said that he will not raise taxes on individuals making less than $400,0000 per year.

"Joe Biden would raise taxes on 82% of Americans, and we cannot afford it!" McDaniel wrote.

 Reality check: 2% of Americans make over $400,000 a year.

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