Why you should be skeptical of the Trump White House's promised $4,000 'raise'

In its bid to sell a tax overhaul proposal, the White House has boiled down a series of complicated policy changes into an alluring talking point: The plan means a $ 4,000 raise for the typical family. "The average American family would get a $ 4,000 raise under the President’s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?" tweeted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Oct. 22. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com She reiterated the figure in a tweet later the same day: "What would your family do w/ a $ 4,000 raise from the President’s … >>More
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