US Elections 2020: “82% of Americans” trends on Twitter, here’s the fact check of Biden’s tax policy
Twitter was flooded with tweets after Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “Raising taxes on 82 percent of Americans is not nice.”
Amidst all the political wrangles related to the election on 3 November, questions and fact checks came into picture regarding Biden’s Tax policy. Twitter was flooded with tweets after Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “Raising taxes on 82 percent of Americans is not nice.”
Joe Biden promised on Day 1 to raise taxes on 82% of Americans…in the middle of an economic recovery.
We cannot afford Biden!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 17, 2020
On Saturday Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel declared that, Joe Biden plans to raise the tax of 82% of Americans. After her claim, twitter was flooded with reactions and fact checks about Joe Biden Tax policy.
While facts says that, Joe Biden Tax policy pledge not to increase tax of Americans earning less than $400,000. While many fact checkers and journalist came up with facts that only 0.4656% Americans make $400,000 or more a year, which is clearly not 82% of Americans.
Biden Tax plan which seeks to raise upto $4 trillion in tax revenue over a decades, targets mostly the wealthy Americans.
Netizens mocked McDaniel for spreading misinformation and spreading lie on Twitter. People questioned Republican knowledge about the States income structure and it’s demography.
Fact check in two parts:
A) Biden has said he would raise taxes on those making over $400K per year.
B) That group does not make up 82 percent of Americans. https://t.co/qDPvndXhJc
— Zach Haberman (@ZHaberman) October 17, 2020
Previously President Trump suggested that Biden wants to raise taxes on ‘the majority of Americans” a claim disputed by NPR.