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September 6, 2018

A recent letter titled “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (Spokesman-Review, 9/2/18), that erroneously concludes “This tax cut benefits the middle class”, is a classic example of grossly misleading statistics like those used by Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

The letter misleads by comparing percentage cuts rather than absolute dollar cuts. In absolute dollars, a larger percentage cut of a relatively small number (middle class income) is much smaller than a smaller percentage cut of a huge number (top one percent income)

Thus the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has estimated that, under the law, the mi...

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