Questions about the tax reform bill | Letter

We should all have questions.

Check this link to a C-Span clip of Congresswoman Susan DelBene (WA-1) questioning Thomas Barthold, chief of staff on the Joint Committee on Taxation about the so-called tax reform bill: tinyurl.com/ycgzvl32.

I have questions, too. We should all have questions.

For example, why is 60 percent of the tax benefit going to the one percent?

Why are corporations tax breaks permanent and why do middle class tax breaks expire in 2025?

Not being able to deduct state and local taxes from income will disproportionately impact more affluent blue states like Washington, making it harder to raise money to invest in higher education, infrastructure and jobs. Why? This tax bill is supposed to create jobs.

Why disallow mortgage interest and property taxes to pay for the one percent tax break?

Will graduate students be deterred from higher education if their waived tuition counts as taxable income?

Why disallow chronically ill from writing off medical bills to pay for the one percent tax break?

Is it fair that a person in California who has lost everything to fires is NOT be able to write off their losses just so a billionaire can get a tax break?

We should cut Medicare four percent every year to allow the wealthy to escape paying their fair share?

House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) has promised that the next cuts will be to Medicare and Social Security. Does anyone doubt him?

I am torqued! My plan is to replace them next election.

Cathy Ferbrache,

Bothell

More in Letters to the Editor

Vote them out | Letter to the editor

A letter about state lawmakers and gun violence.

I urge my fellow citizens to vote yes on all three upcoming Northshore School District measures

On Feb. 13, the Northshore School District will have two renewal levies… Continue reading

Why didn’t our Legislature fully fund education? | Letter

A letter in support of the upcoming Northshore School District measures.

Deputy Zornes will be difficult to replace | Letter

Zornes’ calm demeanor and easy attitude was comforting to the many kids that he interacted with throughout the years

What ‘Traffic Lab’ should propose for I-405 | Letter

HOT lanes will always increase congestion on general purpose lanes

Questions about the tax reform bill | Letter

We should all have questions.

Repealing Johnson Amendment will politicize the pulpit | Letter

Money donated and deducted for charitable purposes shouldn’t be diverted to political causes/candidates

Concerned citizens desire transparent NAFTA negotiations | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway.

Deforestation needs to stop | Letter

Imagine a world with no more forests left.

When will Bothell’s Main Street construction end? | Letter

This resident sees no end in sight for the project.