Numbers are always up for grabs, but the rules of math are strict. Here’s what happened when White House press secretary threw numbers around a tax bill onto the winds of social media.
The average American family would get a $4,000 raise under the President?s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 22, 2017
If corp tax rate is cut & 10 top execs get $4 million in raises but keep pay of 990 workers flat, then average household income rises $4,000 https://t.co/VOodfZYtfb— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) October 24, 2017
If one person gets an $8 million tax cut and 999 get a $4000 tax increase then the average person gets a $4000 cut. Why are 999 opposed?— Aaron E. Carroll (@aaronecarroll) October 23, 2017
If I give 10 apples to one person and no apples to nine people, the average person has one apple.— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) October 23, 2017
Why are nine people mad at me? https://t.co/ezQWsReU6i