Democrats Fight Against Republican Tax Plan (Because It Would Hurt Their Wealthiest Donors)
Which party cares more about helping working class families? Almost invariably, the ill-informed would answer resoundingly with "the Democrats!" And so it would seem -- so long as you didn't look too hard.
The Republican party's latest attempt to take back the tax system for the people has been coming under fire from Democrats all over the country. Nancy Pelosi called the plan "an insidious effort to raise taxes on middle class families … across America." Senator Ron Wyden claimed that "hardworking middle-class folks are not going to appreciate Congress double taxing them." Andrew Cuomo called the plan "a pure tax increase."
As usual, the Democrats are lying through their teeth — to protect their wealthiest donors.
What has these greedy leftists so worried is the GOP's attack on the current State and Local Tax, or SALT, deduction system. Aside from drastically simplifying the current tax system and benefiting the vast majority of tax-payers, elimination of SALT would primarily hurt wealthy families, the majority of whom vote Democrat.
It's no coincidence that the states that would most heavily be affected by a SALT repeal are California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania. These states all have one thing in common: high taxes and a large pool of wealthy Democratic donors.
How much money could the GOP's plan ultimately cost the Democrats? $1.8 trillion over the next decade.
The left is irredeemable, using poor and working class Americans as a platform to sell a bold-faced lie. This is nothing new -- in fact, we should be getting pretty good at catching the same tricks over and over again.
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