Remember the whole Democrat narrative about the GOP tax bill giving “the rich” a tax break while screwing over the middle class? Vox is so determined to thwart Trump that they’ve completely blown up part of that narrative with this doozy:
This one weird trick lets blue states avoid Trump’s tax hike https://t.co/8C2yM8n7YF
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 28, 2017
Let this be known as the month that Vox got super-creative in finding ways for the rich to pay less in taxes under a Republican-passed law:
Under current law, taxpayers not claiming the standard deduction can deduct both their state and local property taxes, and either their state and local income taxes or their state and local sales taxes, whichever is higher. The Republican bill added a new $10,000 maximum for all state and local tax deductions, effectively raising taxes on wealthy people in those states and reducing a key federal subsidy that makes it easier for states to charge high taxes on rich residents.
GOP tax reform has led Vox to propose abolishing the income tax in blue states so rich people can keep those now-nondeductable over-the-cap taxes. Trump really does make them go bonkers. https://t.co/IvubJX0VFL
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 28, 2017
He really does. Liberals can be SO confusing though…
The left:THE TAX BILL RAISES TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS AND LOWERS TAXES FOR THE RICH!!!!
ALSO the left: WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO STOP THIS TAX BILL FROM RAISING TAXES ON THE RICH!! https://t.co/rsrezaS04z
— Paulette (@Trumpbot66) December 28, 2017
But does Vox realize what they’ve done?
In which Vox calls for abolishing state income taxes and admits that payroll taxes reduce wages. https://t.co/3rXXdftSPC
— Happy now, Mama? (@mattbramanti) December 28, 2017
This is the voice of the left calling for an end to state taxes. This is beautiful. https://t.co/hI7UtgmNgU
— MinfordQPuppingtonIIIoftheHouseofLords (@MikeEllisCope) December 29, 2017
Shh, don’t tell them!
You misspelled "lets rich white suburbanites in blue states maintain income inequality and avoid paying their fair share." https://t.co/hk7iOZElK6
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) December 29, 2017
So Vox is advocating rich people paying less in taxes? https://t.co/Qb9YYGE9CN
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 29, 2017
I do love when liberals suddenly like federalism. https://t.co/i3CZt2yUKP
— Lil Almond (@EstebanDAmur) December 29, 2017
That'll show us conservatives LOLOLOLOL!!!! https://t.co/OmtVXj63Dj
— Arie Friedman, MD (@ArieFriedman) December 29, 2017
Tis the season for wildly mixed messages.
— jason (@jasonelevation) December 28, 2017