Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Fact-checking Obama's TV ad on taxes

This Obama campaign ad aired in August 2012.

You comparison shop for cans of tuna. Mitt Romney rides on Donald Trump’s jet.

A new Obama campaign ad shows those scenes to hammer at the lifestyle differences between struggling middle-class Americans and the Republican presidential candidate. Then it takes aim at Romney’s economic proposals.

"Now he has a plan," the ad says, "that would give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle-class families by up to $2,000 a year."

We examined this claim in detail and rated it Mostly True. Read our fact-check for the complete analysis.