DNC Chair Tom Perez has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to the GOP tax plan. He even got called out for pushing falsehoods during an appearance on CNBC.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNBC Panel Calls Out Tom Perez for Partisan Talking Points: ‘Talk the Economics!’
When asked about how the GOP plan would affect capital expenditure in the U.S., Perez said that he does not have a Ph.D. in labor economics but does have a Ph.D. in Buffalo, N.Y., where he grew up. He said that people in Buffalo are asking how tax cuts and trickle-down economics would help them now when they have not in the past.
“What people in Buffalo and places like Buffalo ask is, you told me this before,” Perez said. “You told me this back in the Reagan era that these tax cuts are going to benefit everyone like trickle-down. You told me this when George W. Bush was president. It’s not hard to figure out why people are so skeptical.”
Multiple panelists then interjected to criticize Perez for using talking points rather than discussing policy.
“Come on, Tom. This is CNBC, Tom. Get off the talking points!” CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman shouted. “Talk the economics!”
Multiple panelists then shouted over each other until Perez began to address specifics in the tax plan.
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Perez is in way over his head.