There are only three things less trustworthy than the mainstream media.
Smaller Income Tax Refunds Bring Anger, Confusion Over Trump – NPR
Average tax refunds are down 8.4% in wake of Trump tax cuts – CNBC
IRS tax refunds are down and Americans are upset, blame Trump – Business Insider
The average U.S. tax refund under President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul is down nearly 9 percent – Reuters
Average Tax Refunds Down 8.4 Percent As Angry Taxpayers Vent… “stunned by the consequences of the Trump administration’s tax law …” – Huffington Post
Trump tax bill and refunds: why fewer people are getting them – Vox
Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink… “Many blame President Trump and the Republicans for shrinking refunds.” – Washington Post
Fact check. The media is a non-stop firehose of lies.
The IRS released data on Thursday showing that the average tax refund so far this year is slightly larger than it was last year, after earlier data from the agency showed a decline in the average refund amount.
The average refund was $3,143 through Feb. 22. That’s 1.3 percent greater than the average refund of $3,103 through Feb. 23, 2018.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said earlier in the day that tax refunds are now “basically” the same size as last year.
Taxpayers vent about Republican tax cuts after their refunds rise 1.3% makes for a less sexy story.
In other news, the media might be trusted to tell you what time it is. But make sure to double check their numbers.