While President Trump is likely still celebrating his first legislative victory as president for passing the GOP tax law before Christmas, the tax overhaul is now being met with sweeping resistance at the state government level.
Many Democrats argued while the law was still a bill was just a gift to the one-percenters. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to argue for the sake of the bill numerous times during briefings but the press just wasn’t buying it.
In fact, the Congressional Budget Office found that the GOP tax law will end up adding to the national deficit. But that still didn’t stop Trump. However, now three states are fighting back against the new law.
However, sources report that New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have all made plans sue the government over the new GOP tax bill’s cap on state and local tax deductions. The states’ governors claim the law strips them of their power and “unfairly targets New York and similarly situated states in violation of the Constitution.”
“New Yorkers will not stand idly by as the federal government fires an economic missile at the fiscal health of our state,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted. He went on to bash Trump’s “unlawful attack on New York that uses our hardworking families and tax dollars as a piggy bank to pay for tax cuts for corporations and other states.”
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said it best when he explained the lawsuit by saying: “The law does real harm to Connecticut taxpayers, as Hundreds of thousands of residents could see a tax increase even as their property values decrease.”
Do you agree? Is the new GOP tax law just an attack on blue-states?