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Demonstrate the Truth about Chris Collins’ Tax Scam
November 20, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Come out to the Saturn Club (977 Delaware Ave, Buffalo 14209) – dress warmly as the weather and the Reverse-Robin-Hood tax scam are chilling. NY 27 Congressman Chris Collins admits that his primary allegiance is to big money donors and pals. He’s meeting with some of them at the Saturn Club on Monday.
We will be right outside to let average people know what Collins’ tax proposal would mean for Western New York. Please join us. We will engage in some Monopoly Man performance art and you are welcome to bring signs about economic justice. #CollinsDoesntCare
Under his bill:
— A teacher who buys pens, paper, and pencils for her students would no longer be allowed to deduct those costs—but corporations buying those supplies for millionaire executives would.
— People would no longer be able to deduct the state and local sales taxes from their federal taxes—but corporations would.
— Homeowners would only be allowed to deduct $10,000 in property taxes. Corporations could deduct an unlimited amount of property taxes.
And if a worker has to move because his employer relocates, those moving expenses are not deductible. But the corporation’s moving costs are.
In New York the richest 1% would receive $1,878,400,000 in tax breaks in 2018, if the proposed tax scam is passed. That’s the equivalent of 306,928 health insurance premiums, 317,297 Pell Grants, or 17,807 infrastructure-related jobs in the state.
$72,781,300,000 for the 1%.
Co-sponsors include ACTion Buffalo, Citizen Action of WNY, Citizens Against Collins, CWA District 1, GLOW Progressives, Puerto Rican Committee for Community Justice, Sister District for WNY, StandUp WNY, WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health, WNY Peace Center, WNY Resistance Voters, We The People.