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Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney

We currently have 3 false assertions made by Mick Mulvaney in our database.

Offices Held

  1. Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2017-)
  2. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 5th district (2011-2017)
  3. Member of the South Carolina Senate from the 16th district (2009-2011)
  4. Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 45th district (2007-2009)

Statements

  1. Look, if you and I make the same amount of money, we live in the same value house, we drive the same value car, our kids go to the same schools, should we pay the exact same to help support the federal goverment? Shouldn’t our tax burden be exactly the same? And the answer is yes, but that’s not the way the world works right now. If you live in a low-tax state you actually pay higher taxes to the federal goverment than the exact same person does in California or New York and that’s just not fair.

    Claims

    Low-Tax States Subsidize High-Tax States Through the SALT Deduction
    High-tax states tend to get back much less from federal taxes than low-tax states.
    1. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin
    2. Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
    3. Sean Duffy Sean Duffy
    4. Paul Ryan Paul Ryan

    Mick Mulvaney has made this claim at least 2 times, from 2017-09-29 thru 2017-09-29.

  2. Here’s the simple pitch. Maria, if you and I make the exact same amount of money, we live in the exact same value of house, we have the same kind of car, our kids go to the same kind of schools, shouldn’t we pay the same federal income tax? The answer is yes, but the real world is no. If I live in a high tax state and you live in a low tax state, you actually pay more towards the federal government than I do. And that’s just not fair. It’s not right.

    Claims

    Low-Tax States Subsidize High-Tax States Through the SALT Deduction
    High-tax states tend to get back much less from federal taxes than low-tax states.
    1. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin
    2. Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
    3. Sean Duffy Sean Duffy
    4. Paul Ryan Paul Ryan

    Mick Mulvaney has made this claim at least 2 times, from 2017-09-29 thru 2017-09-29.

    Fact Checks

    • Under this particular provision, one could perhaps make the case that they are being subsidized by low-tax states. But when you step back and look at the total revenue and spending picture, blue states could make the case that they are subsidizing other states, as various reports show they receive far less in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes.
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  3. Keep in mind we went from the lowest corporate tax rate in the world to, now, the highest.

    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. John Cornyn John Cornyn
    4. Pat Tiberi Pat Tiberi
    5. David Perdue David Perdue
    6. Garret Graves Garret Graves
    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
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