Trump Campaign Ad Focuses On Biden’s Tax Plan

Political ad truth tests

Florida — A campaign ad from the Trump campaign takes aim at Joe Biden’s tax plan. The ad begins with comments joe Biden made to crowd in South Carolina on February 27th of this year.

“If you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised, not cut.”

That was edited and is out of context.

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“How many of you did really well with that 1.9 trillion-dollar tax cut that increased, really good shape right, really changed your… you did that good, I’m glad to see you’re doing well already. And I’m...but, guess what if you elect me your taxes are going to raised not cut if you benefited from that.”

Here are the unbiased facts, Biden has pledged not to increase taxes on Americans making less than $400,000 a year. Groups like the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center say his tax proposals would lead to “the largest tax increases for high-income people.”

The ad goes on.

“What does that mean for you? More taxes taken out of your paycheck”

That’s Fox News reporting was from June of 2019, 8 months before Joe Biden made that comment in South Carolina.

“Higher gas prices at the pump. Higher utility bills at home.”

On Location, Inc. is a consulting firm in Virginia specializing on energy analysis. Its September report, paid for by the American Petroleum Institute, says the impacts of stopping oil and gas production would mean higher household bills and moderately higher gas prices. But here’s the catch; Joe Biden hasn’t said he’d stop all production, he’s only promised to ban “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters.”

I searched all the articles posted July 16th of last year by the Wall Street Journal and found an opinion piece by the assistant editor.  He broke down Biden’s plan to create a new “public option” health care plan.  You see this isn’t in quotes, “skyrocketing medical bills.” We believe it’s the campaign’s interpretation of that article.

The ad goes on.

“You’ll compete with illegal immigrants to keep your job.”

That Washington Times report was about Joe Biden’s plan to grant citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants, it never mentioned jobs. But Joe Biden hasn’t directly addressed how that policy would impact the job market.

“President Trump is bringing jobs back, historic gains, 10.6 million jobs new jobs in 4 months. He’s doing it again.”

That 10.6 million in new jobs is accurate, the ad doesn’t mention an average double-digit unemployment rate during that same time.

Overall, political spin and the out of context information makes this ad, mostly false.