Tag: CherryPicking

Cherry-Picking Tax Cut Estimates

Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee, made misleading claims about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the House earlier this month: Brady said “70 percent of the tax relief goes to those families making…

Still Cherry-Picking Premiums

Donald Trump claimed that a 25 percent average increase in premiums on the HealthCare.gov exchanges, announced by the Obama administration, was a “phony number,” citing instead increases of “60, 70, 80 percent.” But Trump just as easily could have cherry-picked increases…

Cherry-Picking Toomey’s Votes

A liberal political action committee uses the old trick of cherry-picking votes, making it seem as if Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania chose to give tax breaks to “the super-rich and corporations” instead of funding education. There wasn’t any either-or vote, and, in…