Skip to comments.High-Tax States Sue Over Trump Tax Cut [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/24/2018 10:51:25 AM PDT by John Semmens
New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey are suing the federal government claiming that "the tax cut legislation unconstitutionally punishes states who choose to impose high tax rates. By limiting the amount of state and local taxes that can be deducted from income that is taxed at the federal level the legislation impedes our ability to shift some of the tax burden onto other states as has been the custom since federal income tax was implemented in 1916."
While there is nothing in the original Constitution or in any of the Amendments suggesting that federal taxes must allow deductions for state levies, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood insisted that "the emanations from the penumbras of the Constitution clearly imply that a state's right to tax its inhabitants cannot be abridged by any federal legislation. The State of New York's ability to extract the maximum from the incomes of those who reside in the state must remain unconstrained by any external force. The $10,000 per taxpayer per year limit enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is an unconstitutional constraint."
"The advocates of this new tax law contend that the limit was included in order to protect the bottom 95%--i.e., lower and middle income familiesand that only the wealthiest would end up paying more in federal income levies," Underwood observed. "This evades the basic issue. Wealthy New Yorkers are the State's to exploit. If they cannot deduct all of our taxes from their federal liability they may move to lower tax states, or worse, may vote for assemblymen, senators, or governors who will support lower state taxes. Such a political impact represents an unwarranted and unconstitutional interference in the internal affairs of our state."
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That is not satire, I know New York, I live in New York, and you sir are not reprinting satire.
Dismissed for lack of standing.
Fedgov sets its tax policy and the states set their tax policies. TFB, you dont like it, change your state tax policy.
States do not dictate fedgov tax policy. I hope the court slams them so hard down into the ground they need chopsticks to eat.
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