NY Times Finally Admits There Were Tax Cuts
Source: NY Times
And the NY Times was one of those opponents lying to readers. What did they do? They wrote stories that contained interviews with people who didn't know enough about their own withholding status to understand what had taken place. And of course, since that fit their narrative of 'no real tax cut', they didn't bother to inform the interviewee or the reader of the facts. The NY Times just let the ignorance speak for itself -- uncorrected. And of course, idiot brigadiers repeated it all here.Yet as the first tax filing season under the new law wraps up on Monday, taxpayers are skeptical. A survey conducted in early April for The New York Times by the online research platform SurveyMonkey found that just 40 percent of Americans believed they had received a tax cut under the law. Just 20 percent were certain they had done so. That’s consistent with previous polls finding that most Americans felt they hadn’t gotten a tax cut, and that a large minority thought their taxes had risen — though not even one in 10 households actually got a tax increase.
To a large degree, the gap between perception and reality on the tax cuts appears to flow from a sustained — and misleading — effort by liberal opponents of the law to brand it as a broad middle-class tax increase.
Yeah. The media. Watchdog for the People.
As has been explained factually -- so many times -- much of the confusion has to do with Americans who think they're getting a gift from the federal government. It's actually an interest-free loan that the taxpayer gives to the federal government, and the refund is money that ALWAYS BELONGED to the taxpayer.
The tax cut gave Americans more in their paychecks every month. The "new money" showed up immediately -- instead of being deducted and given to the taxpayer in a refund. Unless the taxpayer changed their withholding status with their employer, there was less money being withheld and more money given to the worker immediately.
So the smaller refund, or no refund made it look like there wasn't a tax cut.
LIBs and the GET TRUMP media have done a fine job of convincing taxpayers that they didn't get a tax cut even though they did get a tax cut.