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house Bill H.R. 1757

Should the Deduction Cap on State & Local Taxes Be Increased to $15k?

Argument in favor

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction is an important source of tax relief for residents of high-tax states, such as Illinois. The SALT deduction cap hurts the middle class in high-tax states, and should be restored to ensure that families living in high-tax states aren’t punished for where they live.

Eileen's Opinion
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05/03/2019
Go back to no cap and increase the top 5% income tax to 40%!
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FredM's Opinion
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05/03/2019
15 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government: 1) New Mexico 2) Kentucky 3) Mississippi 4) Alabama 5) West Virginia 6) South Carolina 7) Arizona 8) Alaska 9) Montana 10) Louisiana 11) Indiana 12) Oregon 13) Tennessee 14) Maine 15) Vermont
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IllWill's Opinion
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05/03/2019
The SALT deduction cap was essentially an attack on blue states by a far-right GOP Congress. The cap should be raised much higher than just $15,000 though. Also, raise income tax and capital gains tax rates on the top 1%! We need much more progressive income tax rates than ever before!
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Argument opposed

The SALT deduction primarily benefits those who are upper middle class or better and isn’t a major factor for real middle class families, most of whom don’t itemize their tax returns (and therefore can’t claim the SALT deduction). Eliminating the SALT deduction cap increases the deficit to help the rich.

Mark's Opinion
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05/03/2019
Eliminate SALT deductions entirely. Citizens of responsible red states with balanced budgets are tired of rewarding blue states irresponsible spending sprees and insurmountable debt loads.
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John's Opinion
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05/02/2019
The states with high state taxes should have to deal with their own problems in stead of being rewarded for bad behavior
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Ross's Opinion
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05/03/2019
The problem with taxes is no one wants to pay them but everyone wants what they pay for. The good thing about this app is that they are allowing us to see more of what is going on in Washington and be able to voice up on it. It was nice to read most of the comments on this being mostly about the bill and not about parties or the President. If you want to voice things about parties or the President use something else like: Facebook, Twitter or whatever for this app wants to focus on the real issues.
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    Go back to no cap and increase the top 5% income tax to 40%!
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    Eliminate SALT deductions entirely. Citizens of responsible red states with balanced budgets are tired of rewarding blue states irresponsible spending sprees and insurmountable debt loads.
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    15 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government: 1) New Mexico 2) Kentucky 3) Mississippi 4) Alabama 5) West Virginia 6) South Carolina 7) Arizona 8) Alaska 9) Montana 10) Louisiana 11) Indiana 12) Oregon 13) Tennessee 14) Maine 15) Vermont
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    The SALT deduction cap was essentially an attack on blue states by a far-right GOP Congress. The cap should be raised much higher than just $15,000 though. Also, raise income tax and capital gains tax rates on the top 1%! We need much more progressive income tax rates than ever before!
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    The states with high state taxes should have to deal with their own problems in stead of being rewarded for bad behavior
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    The problem with taxes is no one wants to pay them but everyone wants what they pay for. The good thing about this app is that they are allowing us to see more of what is going on in Washington and be able to voice up on it. It was nice to read most of the comments on this being mostly about the bill and not about parties or the President. If you want to voice things about parties or the President use something else like: Facebook, Twitter or whatever for this app wants to focus on the real issues.
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    To the greatest extent possible, real, actual flesh and blood people shouldn’t be subjected to double taxation. Until corporations are willing to give up the advantages they have over the flesh and blood, they should not reap that benefit.
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    This is a political punishment from the GOP to Democratic State. The GOP is only concerned about less then half of the people of this country. It’s time for our government to represent everyone in this country.
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    Absolutely not! Pay your fair share! Expecting fiscally responsible States to subsidize the Federal Taxes of spendthrift States is *literal* taxation without representation!
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    Capping the SALT deductions helps make the tax system more progressive because high earners in high tax states can’t avoid paying federal tax just because they pay state tax. However, its maximum deduction in the 2017 tax bill was too low. This keeps the improvement while moving the burden off middle income earners.
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    SALT deduction should be raised to at least 15,000 or better yet to 25,000. Raise the SALT deduction amount! Now.
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    Typical democrat give tax breaks to the rich then can blame republicans because so many people are gullible
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    I thought democrats wanted to tax the rich?
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    VOTE NO on 1757. It is not the responsibility of the Federal Gov’t to subsidize high tax states. Get your act together. Most high tax states are Democratically controlled. You want to raise taxes so you should be HAPPY, cause now you can pay more taxes. 😁
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    Why do the rich need deductions for the taxes they pay in states when the middle class & poor don’t have enough taxes to deduct so they end up paying the bulk of the federal taxes - people who can’t afford to pay. While we’re at this tax business/- Why is it THE POOR & MIDDLE CLASS ELDERLY people who have saved all their lives are FORCED to take money out of their retirement fund THEY SAVED FOR DECADES AND THEN ARE MADE TO PAY 20% FEDERAL TAXES ON WHAT THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE OUT?? CAN SOMEONE ANSWER THAT QUESTION?? Why isn’t there an exception for the elderly who did what they should to take care of themselves, say - those who make less than $100,000 from their retirement funds do NOT HAVE TO PAY FEDERAL TAXES ON THAT INCOME.
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    Eliminate it entirely. I live in Illinois, but I don't think high tax states should get a break for that reason. Instead, how about establishing a universal charitable tax credit so taxpayers can choose to support welfare organizations with some track record of success?
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    Absolutely. The middle class has been hit hard by the existing cap & need the relief of increasing this cap.
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    The so-called tax breaks were, as usual, aimed at helping people with the kind of money congress makes, not the rest of us struggling to balance family needs. Anything that helps the 98% is good.
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    I thought democrats wanted to tax the rich and well off more? First time we start doing so in quite awhile, and suddenly they object and insist it's not fair... If you've got 10k+ in property taxes you either own multiple houses or one very expensive house, either way youre well above the median income level if you can afford the mortgage, so pay your fair share.
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    Yes, for states that support education, health care, and the environment should not be penalized!
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