Liberals can sometimes tend to operate from emotion rather than facts. That’s why when filmmaker Ami Horowitz approached some liberal bastions to ask what they thought about the GOP tax bill, all they knew was what the media had told them, that President Donald Trump and the Republicans only care about the rich and that the bill would not help the middle class.
Conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz visited New York’s West Village this past week to ask anti-Trump locals whether they approve of the GOP’s tax bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law Friday.
The reactions were unanimous — every single resident was outright livid.
“I’m going to be honest with you — I feel like this is just another excuse for rich people to get a break on having to pay taxes like the rest of us hardworking people have to pay,” said one liberal local, according to The Daily Wire.
“It doesn’t have much stuff in it for the middle class working Americans, I think,” said another. “But that’s just what I’ve heard.”
It’s perhaps not surprising that they think this.
It’s all the media and the Democrats have been saying for weeks. And if they do nothing to look at the actual facts, what do they have to dispute what they are told?
They don’t have a clue.
But when told that the Republican tax bill was actually Bernie Sanders plan, with the same facts? They thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.
And here’s the proof: when Horowitz presented the details of the GOP’s tax bill but packaged it as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders “competing plan,” the local leftists were besides themselves with praise.
“It’s fantastic,” said one local.
Another said, “I think that’s a step in the right direction — it’s all just rational with Bernie, and with Trump it’s not.”
Check out what happens when they learn the truth:
One asked, “Why aren’t they (Republicans) showcasing those aspects of it?”
Of course, they are. And if there were actually a fair and balanced media, you would see those aspects.
But because it isn’t, it’s hit or miss as to whether you’re even going to see the truth unless you’re looking beyond the echo chamber of liberal media.
Many Democrats and media reports have just been outright false.
“Just this morning, for example, the New York Times opinion newsletter called the bill ‘a huge handout to corporate America,’ completely ignoring the fact that the bill will lower taxes for a shocking 80.4 percent of Americans,” noted Alexandra Desanctis of National Review in a report earlier this week.
Democrats have been just as full of baloney, with Sen. Kamala Harris claiming in a tweet last month that “on average, middle class families earning less than $86,000 would see a tax increase under the Republican ‘tax reform’ plan.”
Because so many liberals don’t actually check the facts, they wind up believing these lies hook, line and sinker. And that’s why the GOP’s tax bill has fared poorly in polls, despite the myriad of benefits it’s slated to lavish upon everyday Americans.
It’s easy to check out the facts here.
Actually, it’s the exact opposite of what liberals are claiming: the biggest cuts are for the middle class. The rich don’t get the same percentage cut, and they are already paying the lion share of the taxes.
But liberals who don’t look wouldn’t now that.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]