Norquist Calls Out Schumer for Lying About Tax Reform

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Posted by Abigail Marone on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 2:44 PM PERMALINK

Today ATR president Grover Norquist called out Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for lying about tax reform.

As a guest on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Norquist hit back at Schumer’s knowingly false assertion that the “bottom rate on working class families goes up” under the GOP tax cut plan.

Norquist said:

“Schumer is lying. There are eight rates now, they’re going to go down to four. The bottom rate is zero -- the 10% rate goes down to zero --  the 15% rate goes down to 12%. All of the rates go down, so there will be 0%, 12%, 25%, 35%. Everybody who pays taxes sees lower rates. The game that Schumer is playing, is he pretends there isn’t a zero rate but there is and it is expanded under the Trump-Republican plan. It’s very dishonest, and what it does tell you is that Schumer is not going to play any role in working with the Republicans in Congress or the White House to play any role in tax reform. I didn’t expect him to, but this kind of dishonesty explains that he’s not even part of the discussion.”

Schumer’s lying is especially rich given that his candidate, Hillary Clinton, offered NO income tax rate reduction for ANY American of any income level. 

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