Factopolis

We currently have 2 false assertions made by John Thune in our database.

Offices Held

  1. United States Senator from South Dakota (2005-)
  2. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota's at-large district (1997-2003)

Statements

  1. Right now our corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world.

    Claims

    The US Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the Developed 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 is relatively high, it is not the highest in the developed world; that distinction goes to the United Arab Emirates with rates up to 55%.
    1. Paul Ryan Paul Ryan
    2. John Shimkus John Shimkus
    3. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    4. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz
    5. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    6. John Barrasso John Barrasso
    7. Tom Graves Tom Graves
    8. Sean Duffy Sean Duffy
    9. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady

    John Thune has made this claim at least 2 times, from 2017-09-06 thru 2017-09-27.

  2. Our nation has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world.

    Claims

    The US Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the Developed 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 is relatively high, it is not the highest in the developed world; that distinction goes to the United Arab Emirates with rates up to 55%.
    1. Paul Ryan Paul Ryan
    2. John Shimkus John Shimkus
    3. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    4. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz
    5. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    6. John Barrasso John Barrasso
    7. Tom Graves Tom Graves
    8. Sean Duffy Sean Duffy
    9. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady

    John Thune has made this claim at least 2 times, from 2017-09-06 thru 2017-09-27.

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