Old 02-12-2019, 07:54 AM
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Location: Smoky Mountains of NC
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The change in the tax code as said above signals a shift from oh , well we can raise state and local taxes and our voters will just write it off their federal return , to oh, crap as state and local representatives we are now on the hook for all of our crappy tax policies.

To me the changes in the code helps force states to get their crap in order. It's been too easy for NY and NJ to pass the tax buck onto the rest of the country. I don't live in either, I don't vote there but I have subsidised their tax base through the federal system. Another way to look at it, is those residents because they have ridiculous high local taxes don't support the union, aka Federal Treasury, as much as everyone else. Either way, for those who might complain about it this year maybe you start voting for more fiscally responsive government going forward in your state?
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