The Daily Scoop: ACA “Largest Tax Increase in History”

A new ad attacks Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on the health care law and claims to have “the facts.” But then it trots out a series of well-worn distortions.

The ad is from an outside spending group called American Commitment, which said on its website that it supports “free markets, economic growth, constitutionally limited government, property rights, and individual freedom.” It’s a 501(c)4, so it doesn’t have to disclose its donors. (For more details about American Commitment’s connections and spending, check out this report from the Washington Post.)

We fact-checked the claim that Nelson was the deciding vote in another fact-check, rating it Mostly False. We’ve also looked at claims about cutting $500 billion from Medicare (Mostly False) and millions losing coverage (False).

Here, we’re fact-checking whether the health care law “imposes the largest tax increase in history on the middle class.”

We asked American Commitment for evidence for its charges, but we didn’t hear back.

We found the same claim, though, on several conservative blogs. Their basis for making the claim focused on the tax penalty that’s part of the health care law, the penalty imposed on people who go without health insurance.

Read more…


More Fact Checks for the American Commitment SuperPAC:

The health care law could cost up to $2 trillion, “double what we were promised.”

“Bill Nelson was the deciding vote” on the health care law.



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5 Comments to “The Daily Scoop: ACA “Largest Tax Increase in History””

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Well did you really expect the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS to tell the TRUTH?

  2. Reblogged this on okieprogressive.

  3. It’s funny to hear them make this argument when they are on tape saying otherwise.

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