J.D. Vance Calls A Middle-Class Tax Cut A “Gimmick”
June 3, 2022
Columbus, OH – In an interview with Fox News, California Millionaire J.D. Vance called cutting taxes for middle-class families a “gimmick,” showing just how out-of-touch he is from the hardworking Ohioans who are struggling with rising costs.
It’s not the first time J.D. Vance has attacked tax cuts for working families. When asked about the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan, Vance said it only helps “on the surface.” That’s easy for a millionaire like J.D. Vance to say. The Child Tax Credit benefitted 1.3 million Ohio families who received $300 per month per child that helped them put food on the table and pay for healthcare and child care.
These aren’t the only out-of-touch comments Vance is having to defend recently. Vance was caught downplaying the results of bad trade deals that have cost Ohio over 130,000 jobs. Vance said, “I think you can make a pretty good argument that it was not necessarily bad trade deals… You know, it’s not that we have this terrible trade deal with China.”
It’s not the first time he’s blamed Ohioans for bad trade deals. In 2016, Vance trashed Ohioans in Hillbilly Elegy, writing, “We talk about the value of hard work, but tell ourselves that the reason we’re not working is some perceived unfairness: (Barack) Obama shut down the coal mines or all the jobs went to the Chinese. These are the lies we tell ourselves to solve the cognitive dissonance.”
“Only a millionaire like J.D. Vance would think a tax cut for working families is a gimmick. Ohioans can’t trust a fraud like J.D. Vance to stand up for anyone but himself and his fellow millionaire coastal elitist friends,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.