NY, NJ Republicans show early opposition to tax bill

Pictured: Puppets of the Privileged

ㅤ”House Republicans from New York and New Jersey came out in opposition to the GOP’s long-awaited tax-reform bill on Thursday, citing the proposed elimination of the popular state and local tax deduction.”

ㅤô¿ô …Per-capita federal funding of the big blue states is currently double that of other states.

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GOP releases details of plan to cut corporate, individual taxes

“For individuals & families…
ㅤ• The new individual income tax rates are 0 percent, 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent.
ㅤ• The standard deduction goes from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals and $12,700 to $24,000 for married ocuples.
ㅤ• Special-interest deductions that complicate taxes are eliminated so the form can be ‘as simple as a postcard.’
ㅤ• The bill establishes a new Family Credit, which includes expanding the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $1,600, and gives a credit of $300 for each parent and non-child dependent.
ㅤ• The bill preserves the Earned Income Tax Credit.
ㅤ• The deduction for charitable donations is continued.
ㅤ• The home mortgage deduction is maintained for current mortgages, but is capped for new homes at $500,000.
ㅤ• It allows people to write off state and local property taxes up to $10,000
ㅤ• The bill doesn’t touch 401(k)s or Individual Retirement Accounts.
ㅤ• The Alternative Minimum Tax is repealed.
ㅤ• The exemption for the Estate Tax is doubled and the tax will be repealed in full in six years.”

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White House ‘close’ on state, local tax decision, N.Y. rep says

ㅤ”More recently, in an effort to maintain support for their broader tax bill, House GOP leadership proposed keeping a deduction for property taxes but ending it for non-federal income and sales taxes.”

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Jerry Brown Warns California Republicans Not to Vote for Tax Reform

ㅤ”Brown is primarily concerned with Trump’s proposed repeal of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which would provide $1.8 trillion in revenue that could be used to grant tax cuts in other areas.
ㅤWealthier taxpayers in high-tax states, which tend to be governed by Democrats, use the SALT deduction to lower their overall federal tax liability. As a result, state lawmakers and local officials who raise taxes to fund additional spending are somewhat insulated from the political consequences of doing so, since voters can shift the burden of higher taxes to federal taxpayers elsewhere.”

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State and Local Tax Deduction May Be Road Block to Tax Reform

ㅤ”Republicans from high-tax, Democrat states may create a roadblock in tax reform through their opposition to the repeal of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction as Republicans remain desperate to pass a significant piece of legislation before the 2018 midterm elections.”

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Republicans threaten to block budget passage over local deductions


Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

ㅤ”Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., and others from high-tax states say they will not vote for the Senate budget resolution this week because the GOP tax reform outline would eliminate the state and local tax deduction that brings huge savings to their constituents at tax filing time.”

ㅤô¿ô …Establishment politicians defending America’s privileged class. #draintheswamp !!!!

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Chuck Schumer Wrote Off $58,000 Last Year Using Tax Deduction He’s Trying To Save

ㅤ”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is likely to personally save tens of thousands of dollars if he is able to defeat Republican efforts to eliminate state and local tax deductions.”

ㅤô¿ô …The blue state blues. Sing it Chuck.

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