Category Archives: Tax Reform

Trump’s Economic Fallout

Guestwords in the East Hampton Star: Trump’s Economic Fallout for Suffolk County and Long Island By John Tepper Marlin and Steven Newman October 1, 2020 President Trump’s three main economic initiatives have been radical 2017 cuts in taxes (at the … Continue reading

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Social Security Under Attack

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, on August 14, 1935, to function as a “federal safety net for elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged Americans,” while legislating that it cannot spend more than … Continue reading

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Home Sales Plunge as a Result of Capping SALT

From the East Hampton Star comes a short notice burried on page B9: “Home Sales Have Plunged”. By Jamie Bufalino October 31, 2019 East End home sales in the third quarter were at an eight-year low, and the inventory of … Continue reading

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Zeldin: Enabler of Trump’s Mob-rule

The Daily Beast: this is the Dems “golden opportunity” to beat Zeldin and  calls Zeldin one of the Trump family’s “favorite congressmen,” a Trump “attack dog” “owned” by Freedom Caucus founder Representative Jim Jordan. From The Daily Beast: “Democrats hoping … Continue reading

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Flip the House — Defeat Zeldin!

By Jacquelyn Gavron & Amy Turner, July 19, 2018 New York’s First Congressional District (NY-1), historically a swing district, is represented by Lee Zeldin (R). He was initially elected with Tea Party support and is an unwavering Trump loyalist with … Continue reading

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Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Promises Broken

  Trump campaign promises (which some liberals supported) remain largely ignored. He ran as an economic populist and bucked the GOP’s economic brand, contributing to his appeal. But he has violated every one of his promises. Donald Trump promised to … Continue reading

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The Trumpist from Suffolk County

  Perry Gershon, Democratic Candidate for New York’s First Congressional District   Published by Medium.com March 7th 2018 Traveling across Suffolk County, I’ve seen how disappointed and frustrated people are with Congressman Lee Zeldin. I’m hearing how they want someone in … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Tax Plan: Declaration of War

Published in the East Hampton Star, Dec 6th   To the Editor, The Republican tax plan is nothing short of a declaration of war on the lower and middle classes, especially those in blue states. Republicans have decided they can … Continue reading

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The Republican Tax Scam

By Saumya Narechania, National Issues Campaign Manager, Organizing for Action Yesterday’s tax scam will go down as one of the most shameful acts in Senate history. In a single bill — finalized Friday night (Dec 1, 2017) in scribbled handwriting, … Continue reading

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The da Vinci Lode

 The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images To the Editor: “The da Vinci Lode” (NY Times editorial, Nov. 17) is an important warning. The idea that the obscenely rich see nothing untoward in … Continue reading

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In Lockstep

Letter to the Editor Printed in the East Hampton Star 11/16/17 Remember when Mitt Romney asked us to believe that “corporations are people too?” Well, under the Republican House tax proposal, which our congressman, Lee Zeldin, has largely embraced, the … Continue reading

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House Passes Historic Debt Increase

http://www.crfb.org/press-releases/house-passes-historic-debt-increase As per the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, this experiment has been tried and it failed: “The last time Congress added 10-figures worth of tax cuts to the debt in 2001, it blew a hole in the budget … Continue reading

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Zombie Health Care Repeal Part 5: What the GOP’s Sneaky Health Repeal Means for You

Yet another attempt to sabotage healthcare!  They just don’t get it.  David View at Medium.com The GOP is sneaking in a partisan health care repeal to pay for their tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Here’s what you … Continue reading

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Individual Mandate Repeal in Latest Tax Bill Draft

Author Shannon Muchmore @stmuchmore Published Nov. 15, 2017 Dive Brief: Republican leaders said Tuesday the latest version of their bill to overhaul the tax system would repeal the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, AMENDED (11/9/17): THE DYNAMIC EFFECT ON THE BUDGET AND THE ECONOMY

November 13, 2017 REPORT BY THE PENN WHARTON BUDGET MODEL Key Points This brief reports Penn Wharton Budget Model’s (PWBM) dynamic analysis of The House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), as amended and reported out by the Ways and … Continue reading

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Zeldin Squirming on Tax Bill

http://us.pressfrom.com/news/politics/-88477-swing-seat-republicans-squirm-over-gop-tax-plan/ Submitted by a friend: Hear hear.  Let them persist ! I’m starting to really like Pete King.  The Senate tax bill is going to completely eliminate the property tax deduction and the state/local income tax deduction.  The House bill … Continue reading

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Gaming the Tax Plan in the Hamptons

I guess this should be expected.  Even if you are not a 2nd home owner out here on the East End, the value of your home could decrease!   Thanks Mr. Trump & Mr. Zeldin!   Hamptons Homebuyers Have Already Figured … Continue reading

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