FACT CHECK: Sherrod Has Voted Multiple Times To Cut Taxes


FACT CHECK: Sherrod Has Voted Multiple Times To Cut Taxes

JOSH CLAIMS:  Sherrod has raised your taxes.

THE TRUTH:  Sherrod always votes with Ohio’s middle class’ bottom line in mind and has voted multiple times to cut taxes.

1. Sherrod voted multiple times to cut taxes or extend cuts for most Ohioans. [CQ; Senate.gov]

2. Brown’s recent vote keeps the Bush tax cuts for 98% of American households. [Associated Press, 7/24/12]

Brown Voted To Decrease Taxes Or Voted Against A Tax Increase On Ohio’s Middle Class Or Small Businesses At Least 50 Times In the Senate. [CQ; Senate.gov]

Senator Brown Voted To Extend Tax Cuts For Most Ohioans.  In July 2012, Senator Brown voted for the passage of the bill that would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year on taxable income of up to $200,000 for single filers or up to $250,000 for joint filers.” [CQ; Vote 184, 7/25/12]

Associated Press: Tax Plan From Senate Democrats Would Mean Tax Cuts Stay In Place For 98% Of American Households.  In July 2012, the Associated Press reported that the tax plan from Senate Democrats “would continue the expiring tax cuts next year for everyone but individuals making $200,000 a year and couples earning $250,000, who would see their taxes rise. That would mean higher levies next year for 2.5 million households — just 2 percent of the 140.5 million returns the Internal Revenue Service receives, according to 2009 figures.” [Associated Press, 7/24/12]