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Dave Brat

Dave Brat

We currently have 3 false assertions made by Dave Brat in our database.

Offices Held

  1. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 7th district (2014-)

Statements

  1. So the number on DACA is 800,000, but every one person can bring in their entire extended family once they reach a certain status. So it’s 3 or 4 million, right?

    Claims

    DACA Recipients Can Bring Their Extended Family
    Only spouses and unmarried children, not extended family.

    Fact Checks

    • Brat’s office said the status he meant was lawful permanent residence. However, even if DACA recipients were to become lawful permanent residents, as green card holders they cannot petition for extended family members to enter the United States, only spouses and unmarried children. DACA recipients were on average 6.5 years old when they arrived, making it less likely that they all have children and spouses back in their home country.
  2. Wages have been flat for 40 years. And wages are flat for 40 years because productivity has been about flat to zero for 40 years.
  3. We’re not competitive with the rest of the world. We have the highest corporate rate in the world.

    Claims

    The US Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World
    The US does have a high statutory rate (up to 35%), but significant deductions and exemptions mean companies actually end up paying a much lower rate; the effective tax rate is about average. Furthermore, while the statutory rate relatively high, it is not the highest in the world; that distinction goes to the United Arab Emirates with rates up to 55%.
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