Joe Biden has said that if he’s elected, only people who earn more than $400,000 per year would pay higher taxes, and a video from NowThis News appears to be trying to force a point that the middle class paid more in taxes under Trump. But there’s a problem with this approach that you can probably spot:
Reminder: Most Americans got smaller tax refunds in 2019, thanks to Trump pic.twitter.com/qTgezBqzR7
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 29, 2020
And Biden has pledged to end the Trump tax cuts, so it was nice of NowThis to explain how the Democrat nominee would make the middle class pay higher taxes — whether they know that’s that the video proves or not:
Lol you should have just phrased this, "More Americans got to keep more of their paychecks, thanks to Trump."
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) October 29, 2020
so is this the part where the NowThis bigbrains learn that a smaller tax refund means you paid a smaller tax burden? https://t.co/ks4Q5BfRWF
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) October 29, 2020
People are mad that the government took less of their money so there was less they needed to try and get back from them?
This is nonsense.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 29, 2020
Imagine hoping people judge their tax burden based on the size of their refund check. Sadly that approach will resonate with many who have probably already decided to vote for Biden.
Last year, I gave my neighbor $100. At the end of the year, she gave me back $80.
This year, I gave my neighbor $80. At the end of the year, she gave me back $70.
I got a smaller "refund" this year, but I saved $10.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) October 29, 2020
Nice ignorance showcase. They got more in their check every pay period. ??♀️
— Who is John Galt? ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@interestedmaga) October 29, 2020
"Most people paid less in taxes last year & got slightly higher paychecks. But for many, that isn't the same as a large refund check."
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) October 29, 2020
Only because they got more money throughout the year.
Holy shit how is this still up? https://t.co/UqvgR2upb4
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 29, 2020
Its sad seeing how many ppl don't know how tax withholdings work. https://t.co/xM0pZMh5Lf
— Joe Buck. (@JosephBuck321) October 29, 2020
wait they think this is a bad thing? god the financial illiteracy really just jumped out. https://t.co/J7edEZ6nfn
— MJ (@morganisawizard) October 29, 2020
Is Now This News really this stupid or are they intentionally trying to deceive? https://t.co/xZk7zs3O57
— Nikki Johnson MD⚕?? (@notaproviderMD) October 29, 2020
A whole bunch of idiots think tax refunds are free money from the government and not a refund of your own money that was incorrectly taken https://t.co/LkG8XmSZEj
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) October 29, 2020