Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto figures you can’t figure.
She stated in a recent press release, “Republicans in Congress have one priority: ripping off America’s middle class and working families. Rather than transparently writing a bill that puts economic growth and American’s financial security first, the current Republican tax proposal targets Nevada families.”
Her press release goes on to state that the Republican tax plan would raise taxes on about 211,000 Nevada households in 2018, neglecting to mention that there are more than a million households in Nevada.
Cortez Masto also claims that doubling the standard deduction while eliminating the deduction for state and local taxes would harm Nevadans, neglecting to note that 70 percent of Americans don’t itemize and take those state and local tax deductions nor that those deductions for Nevadans are far less than for residents of high-tax states such as California and New York. Nevadans essentially subsidize those states.