November 28, 2017
While trying to derail tax reform, there’s been no shortage of misleading statements and outright falsehoods. But a recent article in the Washington Post might be the most outrageous story to date. The article, titled “Here’s how many people would die as a result of the Senate’s tax cut on booze,” goes after a provision in the Senate bill that would reform excise taxes for brewers, distillers, and winemakers . The author cites several “experts,” one of whom claims that this legislation will kill 3,100 people in a two-year period. The only thing more outrageous than that claim is their math. Let me explain.
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