It’s Tax Day and Karl Rove is at it again. His latest misleading piece is an online column in the Wall Street Journal suggesting that taxes have increased under President Obama.
His case is undermined by one key point: It’s false.
The reality is that federal taxes have been reduced by $173 billion this year. As a result, the average tax refund paid thus far has been about $3,000 per family, an increase of nearly 10 percent over last year.
NEC Director Larry Summers fleshes all of this out in a piece at the Huffington Post.
Dan Pfeiffer is White House Communications Director