Biden Pointing

In an exclusive to Americans for Tax Reform, here is the story of how Joe Biden told a young middle income voter that he would raise his taxes:

“My name is Nico Parisi, and I attended Joe Biden’s campaign event at Coastal Carolina University on Feb. 27, 2020 in Conway, SC. As a recent graduate from the University, and as an individual who is very engaged in politics, I decided to experience what it would be like to take part in the event of an opposing political party. I had no intentions of having any interaction with anyone, which ended up not being the case.

During Biden’s event, he asked the crowd, “By the way, how many of you benefited from that $1.9 trillion dollar tax cut?” As a recent college graduate making a middle class income, I raised my hand, because I did benefit from the TCJA. The tax cuts saved me nearly $1,800 a year, or roughly $150 a month. As a matter of fact, nearly 90% of that room benefited from the tax cuts, so it was amusing to see only my hand raised, of around 300+ people who attended.

Joe Biden noticed my hand in the crowd, and responded “Well that’s good, I’m glad to see you’re doing well already. But if you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised, not cut, if you benefited from that.” I was in shock. Biden insinuated that the only way I could have benefited from the tax cuts was if I was some rich millionaire, which is false. This is an especially interesting assumption, given that I am a 22 year old, recent college graduate, who looks much younger than my age would imply.”

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — also known as the Trump tax cuts — reduced middle class taxes, as noted even by left-leaning outlets:

Biden likes to lie about the Trump tax cuts by pretending the middle class didn’t receive a tax cut. Biden and Kamala Harris also are on tape 22 times saying they will “eliminate”, “get rid of”, “repeal”, and “end” the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Biden was even called out by CNN for lying about the tax cuts to a Pennsylvania audience of union members. CNN slapped Biden for lying and said: “In reality, it is likely that many of the people in Biden’s audience that day at the Teamsters banquet hall in Pittsburgh benefited from that tax cut.”

A Biden-Harris “elimination” of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would most certainly impose a tax increase on middle income households.

Biden also wants to raise middle class taxes by re-imposing the much-hated individual mandate tax. He also wants to raise taxes by eliminating stepped up basis, imposing a $200 gun tax, and taxing capital gains as ordinary income for “every single solitary person.” Biden and Harris also both endorsed a carbon tax.

Below are photos taken by Nico Parisi during the event where Biden told him he was going to raise taxes.