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


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