Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tried to get something going on Twitter on Wednesday, but the message didn’t exactly take off as he intended.
Jordan attempted to attack President Joe Biden’s tax proposals in a tweet with a glaring omission:
President Biden wants to raise your taxes. Republicans don’t. You choose.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 14, 2021
Jordan’s message did not mention that the proposal for tax increases applied only to incomes in excess of $400,000.
As the Washington Post reported, the White House has sent a mixed message on whether that threshold applies to individuals or households ― a key distinction. However, Business Insider reported that 98 percent of U.S. households had incomes below $400,000 in 2020, with the average household earning $97,973.
Jordan was immediately called out for implying the tax hike would apply to everyone ― and his “you choose” comment was met with reminders that American voters already made their choice when they selected Biden in last year’s election:
This is very telling from Jim Jordan.He's talking to the people he really works for: his billionaire backers.Jordan *opposed* tax cuts for working families in the American Rescue Plan… but backed a trillion dollar tax giveaway to billionaires. He's not on our side.
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) April 14, 2021
You’re shilling for people making over $400,000 a year.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 14, 2021
— Jim Jordan’s Missing Jacket (@JimJordanJacket) April 14, 2021
We literally did choose 5 months ago…and said "no" to you. https://t.co/CZYvDSxMXT
— Dr. Matthew Stollak (@akaBruno) April 14, 2021
I’ll choose Biden.I’m not a big fan of sedition.
— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@ConservBlue2020) April 14, 2021
Most of us will be fine since u and your party are against raising our wages. https://t.co/hlCMVaE7Cc
— Melinda Moore (@Melinda62909033) April 15, 2021
I don't make over $400,000 Gym
— David (@sickdawgs) April 14, 2021
We did. You lost.
— Renee Resists (@ReneeManosh) April 14, 2021
81,283,098 of us already chose. https://t.co/sdS7rLkEZA