GOP tax plan actually raises taxes on millions of middle-class families by repealing the state and local tax deduction, a real Trump Tax.
44 million Americans all across the country take the state & local tax deduction (~1/3 of all taxpayers) & they get $1Ks off their taxes.
Don’t believe me? Just look at these numbers & think about what a #TrumpTax would mean:
In 2015, 35% of New Yorkers took the State & Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $22,169 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 46% of Marylanders took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,931 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 41% of Nutmeggers took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $19,664 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 41% of New Jerseyans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $17,850 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 37% of Virginians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $11,288 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 37% of Bay Staters took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $15,571 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 36% of Oregonians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,616 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 35% of Utahans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $8,291 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 35% of Minnesotans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,954 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 34% of Californians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $18,437 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 33% of Georgians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,158 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 33% of Rhode Islanders took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,434 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 32% of Coloradans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,017 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 32% of Delawareans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,194 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 31% of Illinoisans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,523 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 31% of Wisconsinites took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $11,653 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 31% of Granite Staters took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $10,121 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 30% of Washingtonians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $7,402 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 29% of Iowans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $10,163 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 29% of Hawaiians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,905 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 29% of North Carolinians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,587 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 29% of Pennsylvanians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $11,248 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 28% of Arizonans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $7,403 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 28% of Montanans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,357 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 28% of Idahoans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $8.862 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 28% of Mainers took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $11,431 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 28% of Nebraskans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $11,088 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 27% of South Carolinians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $8,765 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 27% of Vermonters took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $12,407 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 27% of Michiganders took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,648 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 26% of Missourians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,886 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 26% of Ohioans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $10,444 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 26% of Kentuckians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,955 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 26% of Alabamians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $5,918 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 25% of Kansans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,425 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 25% of Nevadans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $5,989 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 24% of Oklahomans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $8,201 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 23% of Mississippians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $6,302 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 23% of Louisianians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $6,742 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 23% of Texans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $7,823 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 23% of Hoosiers took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $8,756 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 22% of Floridians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $7,373 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 22% of New Mexicans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $7,091 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 22% of Arkansans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,116 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 22% of Wyomingites took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $6,306 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 21% of Alaskans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $4,931 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 19% of Tennesseans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $5,611 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 18% of North Dakotans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $6,864 #TrumpTax
In 2015, 17% of West Virginians took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $9,462 #TrumpTax
and in 2015, 17% of South Dakotans took the State and Local Tax Deduction, and the average deduction was $6,098 #TrumpTax
It's crystal clear, the benefits of this deduction touch every state, every big city, every small town & municipality across the country.
The GOP's partisan plan to repeal this deduction must be scrapped. They should start over w #TaxReform that truly benefits the middle class.

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