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Tenn. GOP candidate gets 'Pants on Fire' false rating for Obamacare comment

July 23rd, 2012 4:15 am by Staff Report

PolitiFact Tennessee has given GOP businesswoman Charlotte Bergmann's statement that "Obamacare represents the largest tax increase in the history of th world" a Pants on Fire false rating.

In an appeal to supporters to help fund her congressional campaign, Charlotte Bergmann repeated an assertion made by Rush Limbaugh that the Affordable Care Act created the largest tax increase in the history of the world. But we have consistently found that the ACA will bring in less revenue as a percentage of the entire national economy than many previous tax increases in U.S. history.

That means the assertion by Bergmann and others that the health-care law is the biggest tax increase in world history cannot possibly be true. That claim is not just wrong but so far removed from the truth that we rate it Pants On Fire!

Read the expanded version for this report at the PolitiFact Tennessee Web site.

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