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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:07 PM

Katie Porter: Americans turn to credit cards on Tax Day after dramatic increase, thanks to Trump

“I represent Orange County, California, and the limit in the Trump tax law on state and local tax deductions is a huge issue for us,” said Porter. “I was working on my taxes today, and every time I would put in a deduction, it would pop up, you’ve already hit your $10,000 state and local deduction cap. Put something else, it would pop up, you’ve already hit your $10,000 state and local deduction cap.”

“For folks here in Orange County, we’re hearing from a lot of them they owe $5,000, $7,000, even $14,000 in additional taxes,” Porter continued. “A lot of folks are having to turn to credit cards to find the money to pay the extra taxes. By singling out states that have expensive homes or have significant state and local taxes, Donald Trump is really making the effects of his tax plan felt — being felt unevenly around the country.”

“What we’ve seen primarily as a result of the tax plan is companies are taking their money and they’re engaging in stock buybacks,” said Porter. “If you read a lot of shareholder letters, what these CEOs are saying is we have excess capital and cash. We’re looking for ways to invest it. I think the obvious answer is to invest it back into your workers and the American people who have helped make your corporation profitable.”

“We can’t keep asking Americans, individual workers, single moms like me to shoulder the tax burden while large corporations get off literally Scott-free,” Porter added.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/americans-turn-credit-cards-tax-day-dramatic-increases-thanks-donald-trump-congresswoman/

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. I like this woman.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:10 PM

2. She hits it out of the park every time.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:13 PM

3. Katie Porter is a great Democratic rep! I look forward to seeing more of her

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:18 PM

4. K&R

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