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For CA GOP, Home Is Not Where the Heart Is

While House Republicans from California tout the GOP Tax Scam as a tax bill that brings ‘relief’ to Californians, they’re actually eliminating the deductions that working families in their districts benefit from.    

The GOP bill caps the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000, which is half of the current $1 million cap.  That’s a problem for thousands of CA households because four of the top six areas where more than 30 percent of new mortgages are over $500,000 are in districts represented by Republicans:

GOP Destroys Valuable Medical Deduction with Tax Scam

Under the Ryan-McConnell tax bill, not only are Republicans raising taxes on the middle class in order to hand massive tax cuts to the rich, they are destroying a key tax deduction for working families dealing with medical bills: the medical expense deduction, which helps families with children with disabilities, long-term care needs, a need for expensive fertility treatments that have very high medical costs.  

GOP Scrambles to Unveil Their No-Name Tax Bill

The chaotic delay of Republicans’ long-promised unveil of the Ryan-McConnell tax plan is just the latest evidence that the GOP is pushing a half-baked tax bill with ruinous consequences for workers and middle class Americans.  And as Republicans continue to scramble to raise taxes on hard-working families in order to ‘cut cut cut’ taxes for billionaires, they are still struggling to nail down details of their tax plan – even arguing about what to name their tax bill.

Dems on the Job – October Edition

In October, while House Republicans were busy jamming through a job-killing budget to fast-track tax cuts for the wealthy and raising taxes on middle class families, Democrats were laser-focused on job creation through their bold economic agenda A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.  From proposing legislation to help veterans find good-paying manufacturing jobs, to events across the country pushing skills training and creating a job pipeline across emerging industries – Democrats were committed to creating jobs, raising wages, and improving the lives of hard-working Americans.

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