Washington Post reiterates Three-Pinocchio rating on Biden's repeated claim Republicans want to raise taxes

在一个四月 18 鸣叫, 总统说 “国会共和党人现在想对中产阶级家庭增税,” 补充说他不会让这种情况发生. The root of Biden’s assertion is a plan outlined by Sen. 里克·斯科特, R-Fla.

华盛顿, DC - 一月 19: 我们. President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 在华盛顿,直流电C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 摄)

华盛顿, 直流电 – 一月 19: 我们. President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 在华盛顿, 直流电. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 摄) (Chip Somodevilla /盖蒂图片社)

Scott put forth an 11-point plan, which saysall Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax.

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Biden and his administration have repeatedly suggested that Republicans back the plan and White House Press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the claims Tuesday during a press conference.

Psaki’s comments only reaffirmed why our original analysis was correct. We will concentrate on her explanation of why Biden claimed that a ‘majority’ of Republicans back Scott’s plan,” The Washington Post reported in another piece addressing the April fact check.

Psaki quoted multiple senators, including Sen. 罗恩·约翰逊, R-Wis。, 它的. 迈克·布劳恩, 果皮。, 代表. 马特·盖兹, R-Fla。, 和森. 汤米·特伯维尔, R-丙氨酸。, who offered vague praise of Scott’s delivery of the plan, 根据华盛顿邮报.

The Washington Post reported that none of those senators endorsed the proposal in question and have instead voicedgeneric words of support for the idea of releasing a plan.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D, 说过 Tuesday that he does not endorse Scott’s plan and it would be a stretch for Democrats to suggest that the Republican Party was supporting the agenda.

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If they try and run campaign ads against individual senators who haven’t adopted that plan, then I don’t know how straight-faced you can make that argument,” Thune said. “That doesn’t mean it won’t be done.

参议院少数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔, R-KY., has criticized the bill as well.

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华盛顿, 直流电 – 可能 26: 我们. 它的. 里克·斯科特 (R-FL) speaks during a news conference about inflation on Capitol Hill on May 26, 2021 在华盛顿, 直流电. The group of Republican senators discussed rising consumer prices and the potential effects of inflation on families and businesses recovering from the pandemic. (德鲁·安格勒/盖蒂图片社摄) (Drew Angerer)

We reaffirm our rating of Three — nearly Four — Pinocchios,” the fact check said.

Biden reiterated the claim that Republicans want to raise taxes in his Tuesday speech that focused on inflation and increased prices. During a Wednesday speech addressing the Democratic National Committee, 他 说过 that Scott’s plan waswhat the Republican Party stands for, what they’re going to run on.

Biden and Scott have sparred in the last past week over the assertions. 史考特 说过 that the president wasunwelland called on him to resign. 拜登 回应 that Scotthas a problem.

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