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PolitiFact Florida: Jeb Bush says the middle class gets the biggest tax break under his plan

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November

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said at a recent debate that his plan to streamline the tax system will benefit everyone, but it will benefit the middle class the most.

"Look, the simple fact is that my plan actually gives the middle class the greatest break: $2,000 per family," Bush said during the Oct. 28, 2015, CNBC debate. He added that simplifying the tax code will boost economic growth.

We wondered, does the middle class really stand to benefit the most from Bush’s proposed tax cuts? That could be accurate if you examine the rates in a particular way, experts told us, but in practice it’s likely the highest earners would see the real windfall from Bush’s plan.

We rate his claim Mostly False. To read what we found, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:48am]

    

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