Republican tax plan would help the rich while ballooning the deficit

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Congressional Republicans moved to hasten an overhaul of the usa tax code on Thursday, while Federal Reserve officials warned in rare public remarks that President Donald Trump's tax plan could lead to inflation and unsustainable federal debt. So here is a guide to what they mean - and what's missing in the pitch. Losing the tax break for those expenses represents a financial hit at the worst possible time for those suffering from an illness or injury. Over the decades, various presidents or lawmakers have attempted to do away with it - most notably Ronald Reagan as part of the 1986 overhaul - but the efforts have always failed.

And yet the vast majority of high-achieving, low-income students aren't even applying.

An analysis by the conservative Tax Foundation noted the plan's lack of details. But it wouldnt be to point out that there was a class divide, just based more on education than income. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) warned, "Taxpayers would not accept a tax increase in taxes paid". Tax cuts for the bottom 99 percent of taxpayers would amount to less than 1 percent of income.

Even if that occurs, however, Tyler said Republicans will have trouble getting the public to believe them because of Trump's willingness to say so many false things - including how much he stands to gain personally from his tax proposal. About 70 percent of filers can't make use of it, because they don't itemize their deductions.

It is estimated that eliminating the SALT tax could increase federal revenue by $1.3 trillion over the next 10 years.

Another common argument is that elimination of the SALT deduction constitutes "double taxation" as a tax upon a tax. And he said it with a straight face.

For all the blather about tax cuts for the rich, the average household in the United States with an income between about $40,000 and $100,000 would save about $1,500 to $2,500 on its tax bill because of the higher standard deduction and the lower tax rates.

They know the plan includes a massive tax break for corporations, slashing the rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. But a key provision would slash tax rates for a special kind of business set up by owners of profitable firms, including Trump and his family.The GOP tax blueprint would cut rates for businesses whose profits are taxed at the owners' personal income rate, with proponents casting it as tax relief for small business.

Why does Mnuchin say the federal government is subsidizing states?

Republicans have become the party of people who want more and better jobs, not the rich. Trump seems to be one of the few Republicans who understands this, and he works it with political skill. Much of that $48 billion helps subsidize other states through federal programs. Unlike the failed attempt to "repeal and replace" thus robbing about 24 million Americans of their basic health care, the new so-called tax reform is what the late Milton Berle would have called for, namely "A chicken in every pot".

Truth is, there is no good reason the tax code should discriminate against someone who can't, or doesn't want to, buy a house. Reality is that Republicans should eliminate the SALT deduction only if they can ensure that doing so will not raise the overall tax burden on Orange County families.

However, when it comes to the income tax, most low-income families receive tax credits that are greater than the amount of taxes they owe. With about $3.2 trillion in hedge fund investments and managers enjoying gobs of yearly wealth, the substantially lower taxes they pay is humungous (yep, another tax benefit to those who least need one and whose additional wealth adds nothing to economic growth). The federal government bears responsibility for an enumerated list of activities, including the national defense, worldwide relations, interstate commerce, global trade, and monetary policy. Short Hills led all, subtracting almost $155,000 in state and local taxes from their federal returns.

"It's shocking how explicit it is, to hear Republicans openly promoting deficits", said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog.

"We need to have new deficits".

Democrats were the rich ones scoffing from their blue drenched enclaves of New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco at the working class deplorables.

Should people in the same house in different states be treated the same? About 44 percent of US households pay no federal income tax, according to the Tax Policy Center. Ending the deduction would also make it more expensive for state governments to tax and spend. Note that Mulvaney carefully said the "exact same value" house - even though such houses would vary greatly from state to state, as does the cost the mortgages. Instead, these taxpayers "would make their displeasure known - especially those in high-tax jurisdictions".

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