Fox & Friends gushes over the GOP tax bill: "I don't know how the Democrats think that it's such a bad thing"

Fox & Friends gushes over the GOP tax bill: "I don't know how the Democrats think that it's such a bad thing"

Hosts falsely claim the bill will mean "the majority of the country is not going to pay as much in taxes"

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From the December 21 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): One thing is for certain: there is two sides to this tax return, massive first time in 30 years. I guess they agree on that. But whether it's going to help or hurt the economy and the country, we couldn't be more apart. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well let's think about this. Does anybody really like to pay taxes?

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): No.

KILMEADE: No.

DOOCY: Do you feel like your tax money in Washington is going to good use? Some of it, national defense and stuff like that.

EARHARDT: Shrimp on a treadmill, no. 

DOOCY: What happened yesterday was the people of the United States of America, and corporations as well, are going to be able to keep more of their money. And that is a good thing. And I don't know how the Democrats think that it's such a bad thing other than he did it. Yesterday was Donald Trump's best day of his presidency. He wound up with his tax cut, which also repealed the individual mandate. And opened up parts of ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge]. That's something that Republicans have been striving for for decades, and that guy in the blue tie, actually a lot like the tie Brian's wearing right now, got it all done. 

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EARHARDT: Do you remember when President Bush sent out all those checks? I think I was in college. I needed that money so badly. And that's what's happening with companies now.

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EARHARDT: I just don't understand why the Democrats -- I mean if you look at the majority of the country and you look at the tax brackets, the majority of the country is not going to pay as much in taxes. Definitely going to save money. You're going to have more money to feed your kids, to send them to college. So, I don't understand how they can look at these numbers and say it's not going to happen. They're going to be eating crow if more companies continue to do this. This is day one. It hasn't been 24 hours since this was signed by or passed by both House and Senate, and already companies are giving back to their employees. If this continues to happen and because of the corporate tax rate is going down, if more companies stay in the U.S. and move to the U.S., our economy's just going to boom.

Previously:

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Fox & Friends claims GOP passed tax bill "against long odds and, ultimately, the swamp"

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Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade
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