Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform has been running ads against Raúl Grijalva claiming that he didn’t support extending a middle class tax cut. The trouble with this is he was one of the people who was publicly urging the leadership to move forward with the tax cuts.
So this is a lie. I know. Shocking.
If you flashback to when the tax cuts were being discussed, Grijalva led an effort by the Congressional Progressive Caucus to get the leadership to hold a vote on the tax cuts.
What is also worth remembering is that the woman on whose behalf these ads are being run, Ruth McClung, has voiced support for the flat tax and the so-called “Fair” tax, both of which would result in tax increases for lower and middle class people.