Gillespie’s “Average” Family Income In Virginia Is Off By $70,000
It was reported this morning in the Daily Press that Ed Gillespie and his team have been using a computer model from a think tank in Boston to calculate what Virginians would save under his proposed tax plan. The only caveat — this model is using fuzzy math.
Based on the calculations of the Beacon Hill Institute — a group partly fundedby the Koch Brothers — Ed Gillespie has been saying that an “average” family of four in Virginia makes $135,000.
“Ed Gillespie is living in a world where fuzzy math is the norm,” said DPVA spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. “He likes to claim that ‘average’ families in Virginia would save big under his tax plan, but in fact, real average families would only save pennies on the dollar. Virginians can’t afford Ed Gillespie’s theories based on fuzzy math.”