Jen Psaki was asked if utility companies would raise their tax rates if the corporate tax rate went up, but she made the reporter admit that the question was not based on fact.
Jen Psaki has a reporter admit that her question of whether utilities raise their tax rates when the corporate tax rate goes up is based on what might happen, not reality. pic.twitter.com/Vxz3Pzzc8s
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 13, 2021
The reporter suggested that utilities would lower their tax rates after Trump’s tax cuts and increase them if Biden increased the corporate tax rate.
Psaki replied, “And did they tell utility companies that they would increase the cost and I didn’t see they would increase the cost if this bill were passed to invest in the infrastructure to get the lead out of the pipes, to make sure there is clean drinking water and millions of jobs? “
The reporter replied, “I am not aware of any specific announcements such as THAT.”
Psaki concluded the exchange by saying, “Well, I guess we don’t have to anticipate it as a problem just yet.”
One of the most important things Jen Psaki does is clarify and challenge the premises behind questions. For years, the DC and corporate media have managed to use Republican topics of conversation as the basis of their questions. Just because Republicans say something doesn’t make it come true.
The best way to keep the American people informed is to not leave questions that are based on ideology and topics of conversation unchallenged.
Jen Psaki brought the truth back to the White House communications office.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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