I’m tired of reading Rep. Rick Nolan’s outright lies about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That’s essentially the heart of this article. Rep. Nolan couldn’t run a campaign if he didn’t constantly play the class warfare card. That’s what he’s doing. That’s the only way you could interpret a sentence that said “U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., asserted the bill makes taxes worse for his constituents.”

Unfortunately for us, Nolan didn’t stop with that lie. Instead, he continued, saying “The median combined household income for the 8th District is $53,000 annually, but analysts agreed the bill would cause taxes to go up for most people with incomes under $70,000, he said.”

Rep. Nolan, have you no shame? Is the truth that insignificant to you? Perhaps you should read Guy Benson’s article, especially this part of the article:

A Tax Policy Center analysis of the Senate bill reveals that three-quarters of all families would get a tax cut. Just 12 percent would see a tax increase — and they are concentrated among the rich. The average middle-income family would receive a tax cut of approximately $850 per year through 2025. At that point, Congress would have to vote to extend most of the family tax cuts. This vote would probably be a formality, as a similar vote five years ago to extend the Bush tax cuts for middle-class families passed the Senate 89–8. There is no appetite in Congress to steeply raise middle-class taxes.

Let’s make something totally clear. First, the marginal tax rate for each bracket was lowered by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Next, the per child tax credit and the standard deduction were doubled by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Third, the only people who will pay more in taxes are people making way more than $53,000 a year. In fact, the people that’ll see their taxes go up make $150,000 a year and who itemize and then only if their deductions are certain types of deductions.

Any statement that says people making $53,000 a year will pay more in taxes next year than this is a lie. Period. Here’s another Nolan/Pelosi talking points (lies):

In addition, the bill would hurt the more than 900,000 Minnesotans on Social Security and Medicare, Nolan said, because Republicans in Congress would reduce those programs to pay for the tax breaks.

It’s disgusting that Rep. Nolan said this. There isn’t anything in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that deals with Social Security or Medicare. This is part of Rep. Nolan’s typical fearmongering campaign. It wouldn’t be a Nolan campaign if he didn’t attempt to scare seniors and lie to blue collar voters. This was expected, too:

Nolan said eliminating the individual mandate would drive up the health care costs of people who bought health insurance. About 13 million people nationwide would drop health insurance as a result of getting rid of the mandate, he said. “And then, who pays for their health care? You and me,” Nolan said.

Actually, there’s another option, which is that people wouldn’t buy policies required by Obamacare. They’d be able to buy policies they prefer rather than the ones the government ordered them to buy. Forgive me if I don’t see the downside to this.

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One Response to “Tiring of Nolan’s outright lies”

  • Chad Q says:

    If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. Tell a lie long enough and it will become the truth. That’s pretty much the whole Democrat platform.

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