Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairperson of the Republican National Committee, on Sunday faced backlash after suggesting that "82% of Americans" make more than $400,000 per year.
In a tweet on Sunday, McDaniel pointed to a video clip from a conservative media group, which asserted that "middle income earners" will see a tax increase under a Joe Biden presidency. However, Biden has said that he will not raise taxes on individuals making less than $400,0000 per year.
"Joe Biden would raise taxes on 82% of Americans, and we cannot afford it!" McDaniel wrote.
Joe Biden would raise taxes on 82% of Americans, and we cannot afford it! https://t.co/b81J9a3pjx— Ronna McDaniel (@Ronna McDaniel)1602426659.0
Dozens of comments pointed out that most Americans do not make over $400,000 per year.
Read some of the remarks below.
@GOPChairwoman Oh come on Ronna— get some rest. Not now please— CB— (@CB—)1602427773.0
@GOPChairwoman Fact Check: Still Not True.— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1602426712.0
@GOPChairwoman No. FewI know make over $400,000 a year. And they are certainly not middle class. That is the top 1… https://t.co/5mbpCq7oZC— Margot Durkin (@Margot Durkin)1602427011.0
@GOPChairwoman If 82% made OVER 400k, then we'd damn well better agree to have taxes raised, cause we'd be wallowin… https://t.co/n67DzGsnCS— Dear Reader, JOE BIDEN IS POTUS-ELECT. SAY IT LOUD (@Dear Reader, JOE BIDEN IS POTUS-ELECT. SAY IT LOUD)1602430011.0
@GOPChairwoman Wow. 82% of Americans earn more than $400,000 a year. I need to step up my game.— Sapient Hominid (@Sapient Hominid)1602430315.0
@GOPChairwoman I just checked, and only 2% of American families make $400,000 or more. https://t.co/byEZ8KJ7Nu— DevinNunesCowFiredTrump@🏡 (@DevinNunesCowFiredTrump@🏡)1602430377.0
@GOPChairwoman Math is hard...if you’re Republican. https://t.co/R0lab6kQwB— Kate Smith (@Kate Smith)1602430463.0
@GOPChairwoman So 82% make over 400000... Not! Just more lies and fear mongering— Democracylives🌊🌊🌊🇺🇸 (@Democracylives🌊🌊🌊🇺🇸)1602427977.0
@GOPChairwoman @jack this is disinformation and a lie. Taxes would be raised on those making $400,000 a year, which… https://t.co/CjkzniE0uR— Tina Morphis #KHive #Humanist #ForthePeople (@Tina Morphis #KHive #Humanist #ForthePeople)1602428011.0
@GOPChairwoman So you're saying 82% of Americans make over $400,000 a year? Lay off the tangerine Tang, toots. You'… https://t.co/lPEpjMwOsD— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1602428976.0
@GOPChairwoman Getting Sick hasn't taught HER A THING....— 🍷Zanetta🍷 (@🍷Zanetta🍷)1602429157.0
@GOPChairwoman This is not even remotely true.— Ryan Kauffman (@Ryan Kauffman)1602429360.0
@GOPChairwoman Also, it's not the whole income taxed more if you earn $400K. It's a bit more on the dollars ABOVE t… https://t.co/NXtr7dRqA0— Dr Catriona McPherson, kiddo. (@Dr Catriona McPherson, kiddo.)1602430217.0
@GOPChairwoman 82% of the people @realDonaldTrump knows make more than $400k a year/ that DOES NOT mean that 82% of… https://t.co/DY3i3abRsf— Troy Chandler (@Troy Chandler)1602430668.0
@GOPChairwoman That’s not true, but go with it. I don’t really care if mine do as long as I get better value for them. 🤷🏼♂️— President Meowcho Man 2020 (@President Meowcho Man 2020)1602426778.0
@GOPChairwoman Yet another lie.— Eric Vale (@Eric Vale)1602429216.0
@GOPChairwoman You are a scumbag liar. Fuck all the way off.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1602429765.0
@GOPChairwoman You’re. Lying. You. Ghoul.— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1602430302.0
@GOPChairwoman Republicans think that 82% of Americans make over $400,000. That’s how far out of touch with Reality that they are.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1602430335.0
@GOPChairwoman Only 1% of earners make 400K annually, that’s the group that would see a tax increase, so that means… https://t.co/gZ0VjilXNI— Auntie Nan 🇺🇸 🌊🐶🆘 (@Auntie Nan 🇺🇸 🌊🐶🆘)1602431113.0
@GOPChairwoman If 82% of Americans were making over $400,000/year, we could absolutely all afford to pay more in ta… https://t.co/e9ifQqwgnO— Rachel Vail (@Rachel Vail)1602432001.0
@GOPChairwoman you live in a dreamworld. if 82% of Americans made 400k or more, we would be doing awfully good. but we arent, and they dont— too much chaos "koolaid drinkers and next of kin" (@too much chaos "koolaid drinkers and next of kin")1602429810.0
@GOPChairwoman Median household income was $68,703 in 2019— lutzkalutzka (@lutzkalutzka)1602431681.0
@GOPChairwoman Reported for disinformation about an election. C'mon twitter, this is a Republican Party official wi… https://t.co/BaozzBPWHH— MaryBeth Turner (@MaryBeth Turner)1602428329.0
@BrendaTNYC @GOPChairwoman Fear is all they have left to peddle.— bradleyj31 (@bradleyj31)1602431655.0
@GOPChairwoman Ronna with the Rona. You guys raised taxes for the rest of us when you gave businesses more tax cuts… https://t.co/LUDC1JWidE— Final Frame (@Final Frame)1602430440.0
@GOPChairwoman People got sicker and the rich got richer. “Top 1% of U.S. Households Hold 15 Times More Wealth Tha… https://t.co/iVgRxzYlHR— Alison Greene (@Alison Greene)1602428257.0