This is low even by Fox News click-bait standards.
The right-wing news outlet posted a story today with a misleading headline that reads, “Democrat Tammy Duckworth hasn’t paid property tax on her Illinois home since 2015, report says.”
Democrat Tammy Duckworth hasn’t paid property tax on her Illinois home since 2015, report sayshttps://t.co/KyJCSQSVqW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 3, 2021
What? OMG – she’s dodging paying her taxes???
No, the 53-year-old U.S. senator pays zero in property taxes because she is a disabled U.S. military veteran with a 70% or higher disability rating, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
She and other similarly disabled veterans in Cook County who own homes get the tax break regardless of their income level.
Duckworth lost both of her legs and some use of her right arm after the helicopter she was piloting was hit by a rocket-fired grenade in Iraq in 2004.
Doesn’t Fox News have other things to do than insinuate a disabled veteran isn’t paying her taxes?
They have nothing left to offer but sneering and mean-spiritedness.
— David Sharpe (@dnsharpe) October 3, 2021
Can you believe it?
Even for FOX, this is unconscionable . . . . .
— Mike Gilchrist (@mgcanmore) October 3, 2021
They count on people not reading past the headline.
— Gomez's Helmet (@CarGoHelmet) October 3, 2021
Because, legally, Duckworth doesn’t HAVE to pay property taxes. She’s a disabled vet. Qualified disabled vets do not have to pay property taxes. Y’know, in thanks for their LITERAL sacrifice of life and limbs. pic.twitter.com/0dN2bmD7oE
— Jeanne Burch (@bulmasan) October 3, 2021