PolitiFact is giving the Trump campaign a “false” rating on an ad that allegedly takes Joe Biden out of context three times, claiming that he told voters he plans to raise their taxes. During the Democratic primary, a lot of candidates said a lot of things about taxes and fracking and such, but now that we’re down to the general, Biden’s policies are starting to take shape, and PolitiFact says Biden’s tax plan doesn’t call for “direct” tax increases on anyone making less than $400,000 a year.
NEW: A Trump campaign ad takes Joe Biden out of context three times, falsely claiming that Biden repeatedly told voters he plans to raise their taxes. Biden’s plan does not call for direct tax increases on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. https://t.co/q6HX4eymJe
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) October 21, 2020
So, since we’re talking about taking things out of context, where did that “direct” come from?
The wordsmithing here does not go unnoticed. #politihack
— DuncanDowntown™️ (@DuncanDowntown) October 21, 2020
The word “direct” gives up the game.
— Gerry (@GerryDales) October 21, 2020
Keywords being “direct tax increases”. Pay no attention to my other hand, however.
— A Lynn (@ALynn69619494) October 21, 2020
Since you are not more clear @PolitiFact, direct or indirect, a tax increase is a tax increase.
— sam henry (@gubanok) October 21, 2020
The 401k tax hikes drops this down to married couples making $80k
— Joemama's Free Press (@Joemama75) October 21, 2020
Nice parsing there, fellas.
— Wooden Nickel (@WoodenNickelTX) October 21, 2020
I don’t recall Biden saying “direct.”
— ⚡️CougarDon⚡️ (@CougarDon1) October 21, 2020
Pssst…reversing the trump tax cuts will raise taxes on people making waaaaay less than $400k. I’m one of them. ?
— Rx Mayhem (@RxMayhem) October 21, 2020
Biden has repeatedly said he’d repeal the Trump tax cuts, which cut taxes for 64% of Americans.
— QuizzicalRepub (@QuizzicalRepub) October 21, 2020
After doing a little research, Biden's plan will definitely raise our taxes.
— That Dude ? (@Rightguy420) October 21, 2020
Your weasel word is "direct". What about indirect? What does canceling the Trump tax cuts do?
— Question Assumptions (@QA_NJ) October 21, 2020
Biden said he'd roll back the Trump tax cuts.
That's completely separate from his *other* plan to raise taxes (The one you're trying to defend).
Biden is the one lying you absolute hacks.
— m/ -=EdVT=- m/ (@CargoL1fe) October 21, 2020
Wow this is a vicious lie. Truth is taxes will go up under Biden.
Enemy of the people.
— KevCO (@kevnatch) October 21, 2020
He has said it. I've heard him. This is selective fact checking. Politifact is biased, you can never trust a biased source for fact checking.https://t.co/llFTsxBEzU
— james (@jchappy61) October 21, 2020
Here again PolitiFact shades the story to protect Biden. He admits that he would raise other taxes that would of course impact people farther down the pay scale. You acknowledge this with the "direct tax increases" in your phrasing. PolitiFact is in the bag for the left.
— Coachie Woachie (@Xfourpatts) October 21, 2020
Fact check: Joe Biden will raise taxes on couples making $80K.
— Bodhi (@18310891dbrianf) October 21, 2020
This is false. PolitiFact is spreading lies for Biden. Check the 401ks
— Filip Corak (@FCorak) October 21, 2020
Key word: DIRECT
— Newt's Law ? (@NewtInMotion) October 21, 2020
What exactly is a 'direct tax increase'? Does an 'indirect tax increase' not take money out of my pocket or something.
(Stupid people shouldn't try to play semantics.)
— Gentleman Jon ?? (@GentlemanJonD) October 21, 2020
We were also assured by Nancy Pelosi that the GOP tax cuts were going to be “Armageddon.” Can we get a fact-check on that, please?
And we’re not sure, but did PolitiFact do a fact-check on that ad the Biden campaign pulled after its struggling bar owner was revealed to be a millionaire angel investor?
Joe Biden assures man who says he benefited from GOP tax cut that his taxes will be raised https://t.co/k3qX8ythCb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 29, 2020