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When Robert Reich, former United States Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, saw the tax plan, he was appalled (or said he was). After examining the cuts middle-class working Americans would get, he said “the most they found, maybe a couple of hundred bucks.”
This matches memes spread across the internet claiming that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the GOP tax bill, is simply a scam by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans to fleece working Americans so the rich can enjoy huge tax cuts.
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This is about the furthest thing from the truth. On most of these interviews, memes, and articles, there’s often the claim that the bill is a money-making scheme, but never any evidence. These lies are easy to believe if you agree with them, which explains how they can spread like wildfire on Facebook and other social media platforms.
The simple fact is that Robert Reich, unless he’s applying an incredibly specific tax structure to every middle-class American, is wrong.
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As The Daily Caller reports, the actual number is closer to $800. Most working people know the difference between $800 and $200 very well.
The truth doesn’t seem to stop Robert Reich, who still continued his appeal to emotion over reality, saying “there won’t be anything under the tree” for these families.
Robert - Reich - Track - Statements - Possibilities
But how did Robert Reich get so far off track with his statements? There are two possibilities, and neither look good for him.
The first scenario is that he...
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