Factopolis

We currently have 4 false assertions made by John Cornyn in our database.

Offices Held

  1. United States Senator from Texas (2002-)
  2. Attorney General of Texas (1999-2002)
  3. Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court (1991-1997)
  4. Judge of the Texas 37th Judicial District Court (1985-1991)

Statements

  1. We’ve got the highest tax rate in the world for corporations, for businesses.

    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%.
    1. Tim Scott Tim Scott
    2. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    3. Pat Tiberi Pat Tiberi
    4. David Perdue David Perdue
    5. Garret Graves Garret Graves
    6. Mick Mulvaney Mick Mulvaney
    7. Karen Handel Karen Handel
    8. Erik Paulsen Erik Paulsen
    9. Kristi Noem Kristi Noem
    10. Dave Brat Dave Brat
    11. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady

    John Cornyn has made this claim at least 3 times, from 2017-09-30 thru 2017-10-04.

  2. Right now, 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%.
    1. Tim Scott Tim Scott
    2. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    3. Pat Tiberi Pat Tiberi
    4. David Perdue David Perdue
    5. Garret Graves Garret Graves
    6. Mick Mulvaney Mick Mulvaney
    7. Karen Handel Karen Handel
    8. Erik Paulsen Erik Paulsen
    9. Kristi Noem Kristi Noem
    10. Dave Brat Dave Brat
    11. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady

    John Cornyn has made this claim at least 3 times, from 2017-09-30 thru 2017-10-04.

  3. When it comes to businesses, right now we have the highest tax rate in the world, which means businesses who earn overseas income leave the money there rather than having to pay twice.

    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%.
    1. Tim Scott Tim Scott
    2. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    3. Pat Tiberi Pat Tiberi
    4. David Perdue David Perdue
    5. Garret Graves Garret Graves
    6. Mick Mulvaney Mick Mulvaney
    7. Karen Handel Karen Handel
    8. Erik Paulsen Erik Paulsen
    9. Kristi Noem Kristi Noem
    10. Dave Brat Dave Brat
    11. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady

    John Cornyn has made this claim at least 3 times, from 2017-09-30 thru 2017-10-04.

  4. In terms of our global competitiveness, we have the highest tax rate in the world.
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