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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked Twitter a Tax Question. It’ Didn’t Go Well

In an effort to shore up support for President Donald Trump’s tax proposal, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked Twitter Sunday night what they would do with the possible additional $4,000 that the average American would get with President Donald Trump’s tax plan.

“What would your family do w/ a $4,000 raise from the President’s tax cut plan? REPLY & I’ll share your family’s story in the press briefing” wrote Sanders on Twitter. The responses were not what she expected.

Trump’s plan, which experts see as a “massive tax giveaway” for corporations and the super-rich, seeks to bring the corporate tax down from 35 percent to 20 percent. The president claims his plan will increase people’s income between $4,000 and $9,000. Critics, however, say it is doubtful that companies will pass this tax break on to employees in the form of wage group.

“It’s irresponsible to overhype the claims,” said Len Burman, co-founder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, a think tank. “There’s just not any evidence that there’s a huge effect on wages or economic growth,” he told The Washington Post.

According to a study conducted by the Tax Policy Center, Trump’s tax plan which includes a reduction in the number of tax brackets could see taxes go up for 30 percent of households making between $50,000 and $150,000. The study reported that 80 percent of tax relief in the newest plan would accrue for the top 1 percent.

Take a look at Sander’s tweet and some of the responses below:

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