The 2017 Trump/Republican tax cut/giveaway to the rich and corporations is coming back to haunt them….
It Could cost them votes…
Will they change the law which penalizes high tax states especially on the East Coast (Democratic country)
Complaints about lower refunds and higher taxes are amplifying calls from Northeast and West Coast leaders to do away with the GOP tax law’s limit on the deduction for state and local taxes.
The limit on the tax break, known as the SALT deduction, has been one of the most controversial provisions of the tax law, with lawmakers from both parties in high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey arguing that the deduction cap unfairly punishes their voters.
A group of Democratic governors held a press conference on Friday to press Congress to restore the full SALT deduction.
“It is appropriate that we’re having this discussion in the middle of tax season as [the deduction cap] is gutting our middle class and it’s just plain wrong,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.
The governors’ press conference comes after New Jersey Democrats Rep. Bill Pascrell and Sen. Bob Menendez earlier this month introduced a bill to restore the full SALT deduction. It’s one of several bipartisan bills that lawmakers have introduced this year to restore the full SALT deduction, and it has the backing of a number of lawmakers in the Northeast, Illinois and California, including Rep. Chris Smith (N.J.), one of the few House Republicans who voted against the 2017 law and remains in office….