After hearing feedback and doing her own research, Jenna Fischer has admitted she was wrong with her Tweet. She has since deleted it and issued an apology. It has had nearly 5,000 retweets since being posted, but the damage has been done. Will it get over 200,000 likes like her original erroneous Tweet? No. Nevertheless, kudos to her for admitting she was wrong and deleting the offending Tweet. That’s better than what many would do in a similar situation.
Here’s her Tweet and classy statement followed by the original story.
I've deleted a tweet and would like to issue an apology. Please read and re-tweet to help me spread the word! Thanks! pic.twitter.com/R6CNyn4bVV
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 27, 2017
With over 200,000 likes and 65,000 retweets, Jenna Fischer’s claims about the GOP tax plan have really struck a nerve with liberals. They wholeheartedly support Fischer’s lament over the financial abuse teachers are going to take as a result of greedy Republicans. In their view, this is why they needed Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders to be in the White House. It’s why they must fight hard in the midterm elections to take the House and Senate and in 2020 to take the presidency.
Fischer’s viral Tweet, as it turns out, is absolutely false, but facts don’t stop liberals from spreading lies:
Here are the facts. The educator expense deduction, which was pioneered by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in 2002, allows teachers to deduct “up to $250 of any un-reimbursed expenses for books, supplies, equipment, etc. that you use in the classroom as an above-the-line deduction on your tax return,” reports Intuit.
According to The New York Times, however, “the deduction — which reduces taxable income, rather than providing a dollar-for-dollar credit in a tax bill — does not yield a large return for its recipients. The most a teacher could recoup is $100, and most see a return of about $40, a small fraction of the $500 to $600 that surveys have estimated teachers spend a year.”
The problem with taking cues from Hollywood elite, as liberals are wont to do, is that they generally have no idea what they’re talking about and rarely express their anger out of any desire other than to promote their own stardom. They manifest their anger against the financial elite as if they’re active members of the bourgeoisie, yet they are notoriously bad at doing anything that actually helps anyone other than themselves.
They, like the media and most educators, are active members of the three-headed leftist-indoctrination beast in America and around the world. It’s no wonder many young people want to embrace socialism. It’s understandable that liberals love what they hear about the tax plan when they think Bernie supports it and can’t believe that it’s in the Republican plan they’ve been told to hate.
This isn’t a problem that’s isolated on the left, though. The right has its own echo chambers programming them to think a certain way. It just isn’t as loud or wide-reaching as Hollywood, mainstream media, and higher learning institutions.
Most Americans are unwilling to put in the effort to learn for themselves what’s actually happening in government. This isn’t a left or right issue. It’s all about mass media telling us what to think. Most of us listen. We just choose different channels from which to be told our opinions.