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Democrats claim the decline in Americans' tax refunds is proof the GOP tax law screwed over the middle class — but the truth is more complex

  • Democrats are attacking the GOP's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after reports that tax refunds dropped during the first week of the 2019 tax season.
  • Democrats say the decline in refunds proves the TCJA did not benefit the middle class.
  • But that doesn't tell the whole story.
  • Taxes for middle-income Americans fell on average in 2018, according to multiple analyses.
  • Financial experts also said the size of a refund is not indicative of the size of a person's tax bill.

Prominent Democrats are blasting the GOP's massive tax reform law over reports indicating the average Americans' tax refund is slipping.