Jenna Fischer AKA Pam From ‘The Office’ Gets Roasted For Inaccurate Tax Bill Tweet
I firmly believe that Michael Jordan still makes $100 million a year (more than his cumulative $94 million playing career salary) in large part because social media wasn’t around during his reign. We still buy Jordans because there’s still a mystique about him. Marlon Brando is still an icon because he never showed his dick in a tweet or let us know him too intimately. Role models are created in our heads. That’s why they say to never meet your heroes.
I watched Baby Driver last night and couldn’t enjoy it because I could only focus on how big of a scumbag Kevin Spacey turned out to be. And now, albeit to a much lesser degree, Pam from The Office has debuted on my ‘Shaking My Goddamn Head’ list.
Pam, born Jenna Fischer, took to Twitter to take exception to the new $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill that was signed into law by President Trump on Friday. In summary, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the bill will lower taxes for the middle-fifth of taxpayers by $800 per year on average but people in the top 1 percent will enjoy an average cut of $55,000.
What was not affected, however, was the teachers’ school supplies deduction. It was $250 before the bill, and remains $250. Fischer seemed to think teachers will now be forced to buy their own supplies, and spread the false information to her nearly 750,000 followers.
The $250 deduction has been the standard for fifteen years and was made “permanent” in 2015.
Pam was put in her place real quick but despite it’s inaccuracy, the tweet was retweeted more than 65,000 times.