But then they got to Washington and … drum roll please … immediately introduced tax cuts exclusively for the mega-rich.
CNBC torched Katie Porter and Gil Cisneros’s tax bill to eliminate the cap on the state and local tax deduction yesterday, saying it“would lower taxes on the highest earners and create little or zero benefits for the middle class.”
Watch the absolutely 🔥 segment here.
And they’re right. According to nonpartisan studies, bills like the Porter-Cisneros bill would give 96% of their tax cuts to the highest earning households. Those in the top 1% would get a fat $31,000 tax cut.
Just for the LOLs, here’s Porter and Cisneros going into total melt down over tax cuts for wealthy folks. Can’t wait to their reaction to the studies on their own bill! 🤯
Proud to march with @OCLF to fight the #GOPTaxScam. @RepEdRoyce refuses to hold town halls & meet with constituents, but we will not be silenced. We will not stand quietly by as he increases taxes on working families just to give $1.5 trillion to his wealthy donors. #CA39 pic.twitter.com/RIftwjfIFr
— Gil Cisneros (@GilCisnerosCA) December 12, 2017
Let’s be clear: lower and middle-class families DESERVE a tax break. But the #GOPTaxScam isn’t about that. It’s about shoveling money at the @GOP‘s wealthy donors—which is why the top 1 percent will receive about 83 percent of the benefits:https://t.co/XJ7obrYeh9
— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) February 7, 2018