Press Release
| Katie Martin

Tester’s tax lies

While Republicans are working hard to finalize historic tax relief legislation, Senator Tester has been busy touting fallacies to defend his vote to deny Montana families and businesses a much-deserved tax cut. Let’s take a moment to examine the facts.

FACT: Tester Voted Against The Senate GOP Tax Reform Plan That Would Reduce Tax Rates At Every Individual Income Level, Double Both The Standard Deduction And The Child Tax Credit, And Repeal The Obamacare Individual Mandate.

FACT: Tax Rates At Every Individual Income Level Would Be Lowered. (CQ News, 11/17/17; Tax Foundation, 12/2/17)

FACT: The Standard Deduction Would Double To $12,000 For Single Individuals, $24,000 For Married Couples, And $18,000 For Single Parents. (CQ News, 11/17/17; Tax Foundation, 12/2/17)

FACT: The Child Tax Credit Would Double From $1,000 To $2,000, With Income Eligibility Limits Greatly Expanded To $500,000 For Joint Filers (From $230,000). (CQ News, 11/17/17; Tax Foundation, 12/2/17)

FACT: The Obamacare Individual Mandate Would Be Repealed, Providing Additional Relief To Low- And Middle-Income Families. (CQ News, 11/17/17; Tax Foundation, 12/2/17)

FACT: The Average Montana Family Would See An Estimated Gain of $2,511 in After-Tax Income. (Tax Foundation, 11/10/2017)

“It’s clear Senator Tester isn’t going to let inconvenient things like facts get in the way of his blind loyalty to Washington Democrats and their mission to do whatever they can to block President Trump’s agenda,” said NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin. “Tester’s opposition to historic tax relief is based on debunked liberal talking points rather than reality.”