The president constantly lied at a recent Missouri rally about the GOP tax plan, but not all lies are the same.

There were little lies, like doubling the standard deduction, which is currently $12,700 for married couples, doubling it is $25,700. The proposed deduction is $24,000; a $1,400 lie.

There were medium lies, like "middle-class families will not only see their taxes go down, they will also see their incomes go up by an average of $4,000." The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report indicates lower and middle-class taxpayers will see a slight reduction (average $70 per month) initially, but will see tax increases within 10 years. There is nothing in the plan that guarantees changes to your wages; a $4,000 lie.

There are campaign lies, with Trump saying hedge fund managers are “getting away with murder” due to carried interest deductions. There is no change to carried interest in this plan. That statement gets you elected and one year later, becomes a lie.

There were huge lies, like “this is not good for me.” Due to Donald being the first president since Richard Nixon not to release his taxes, no real analysis can be done. The New York Times estimates the plan saves his family over $1 billion dollars; a $1 billion lie.

These are legislative lies, like President Obama made, if you like your doctor, you can keep them." That one hung over him for six years. U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, your yes vote will hang these lies over you for years.

Paul Dobroski

Bettendorf

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