The PolitiFact website has fact-checked a recent claim by Congressman Cline and found it lacking in facts.
As PolitiFact explains:
The Green New Deal is a set of goals, not detailed policies attached to specific taxes. The $700,000 number comes from a brief that its author, the right-of-center American Action Forum, acknowledges is a preliminary and rough estimate. The analysis did not say an average household would pay an extra $700,000 in taxes. Instead, it estimated a range of possible costs under different scenarios over 10 years and Cline took the highest number.
It’s possible the resolution will eventually lead to specific legislation that can be formally analyzed for potential costs, but at this point, the proposals are murky.
So, we rate Cline’s statement False.
Of course it’s not the first lie Cline has told on the House floor. And it likely won’t be the last.