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Despite Ridiculous Claims, Senate Tax Bill Won’t Kill Thousands of People

November 28, 2017

While trying to derail tax reform, there’s been no shortage of misleading statements and outright falsehoods. But a recent article in the Washington Post might be the most outrageous story to date. The article, titled “Here’s how many people would die as a result of the Senate’s tax cut on booze,” goes after a provision in the Senate bill that would reform excise taxes for brewers, distillers, and winemakers . The author cites several “experts,” one of whom claims that this legislation will kill 3,100 people in a two-year period. The only thing more outrageous than that claim is their math. Let me explain.



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