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.
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