Mystery Democrats Complain About Paying Higher Taxes

Sep 28, 2017

Under the Republican’s proposed tax plan, state and local taxes would no longer be deductible on people’s federal income tax returns. Under the current tax code, Californians deprived the federal government of money to the tune of $101 billion in 2014. New Yorkers deprived Washington D.C of money to the tune of $68 million. Astonishingly, after the tax plan was rolled out, California Democratic politicians immediately complained about having to send more money to Washington D.C. “Republicans in Washington have once again zeroed in on California to punish us and make our state the single biggest loser in their reckless tax scheme,” said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. Senator Feinstein said the elimination of the deduction was a “non-starter.” New York’s Governor Cuomo called the idea a “death blow” for New Yorkers. The truly puzzling thing is that Democrats and Liberals love higher taxes. They always complain about the rich not paying their fair share. So why no excitement at the prospect of paying more money to the federal government?