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Josh Hawley on Tax Reform

 

 


Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%

Claire McCaskill ad claim: Hawley supported the tax plan giving 83 percent of tax benefits to the richest 1 percent of Americans

We found this to be incomplete. A Tax Policy Center analysis shows about 25 percent of tax cuts will go to the top 1 percent in 2025. The amount of tax cuts going to the richest Americans does jump to 83 percent in 2027, but only because most individual income tax changes expire then.

Hawley's team called the attack false in a press release saying, "It's a classic case of politicians using a technically accurate statistic but without the context or explanation it requires."

Source: KOMU-TV-8 Fact-check on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Feb 27, 2018

Keep deductions for local taxes & 401(k) contributions

Hawley himself, staked out similar parameters: He said he wants passage of a tax reform plan "to provide real tax relief for working people" and changes to parts of the tax code that are currently "rigged" for the rich. When asked about two elements Republicans have floated that Democrats say could hurt middle-class taxpayers--eliminating deductions on state and local taxes paid, and lowering the cap on tax-free contributions to 401k retirement plans--he said he is uncomfortable with both ideas.
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Oct 25, 2017

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