REP LIEU STATEMENT ON GOP PLAN TO ELIMINATE STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION

October 25, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the Republican plan to nix the State and Local Tax deduction:

“The GOP tax plan is absurd. Their proposal to eliminate the state and local tax deduction will lead to a massive tax hike for middle class families in California, New York, New Jersey and other states. California is already a donor state to the federal government, meaning we give more in tax dollars to DC than we receive in services and programs. Increasing taxes on the middle class in states like California in order to fund tax breaks for the wealthy is both unfair and irresponsible.

It’s no surprise that Trump is on board with this but moderate Republicans should know better. We still haven’t seen President Trump’s tax returns and we still don’t know how this plan will benefit him personally. What we do know is that this tax plan will hurt American families, plain and simple. I DOUBLE DARE moderate Republicans to vote for this ridiculous tax plan.”

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