Taxation

 The 2017 Tax Law needs technical corrections to protect the 99% of Americans it left behind. This Tax Law stands against the Republican value of supporting marriage by creating a marriage penalty. The Tax Law hurts married couples by lumping State and Local Taxes together with Property Taxes, and caps deductions at only $10,000. Non-married couples, however, get to deduct $20,000 (Link). What's more, the Wall Street Journal has said, "The new tax law...will add just under $1.5 trillion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office" (Link). As a fiscal conservative, Gina wants to reduce the deficit, not increase it. We must ease tax burdens on the middle class, while tailoring spending to restore upward mobility. Tax policy must include greater incentives to invest in our communities, in our families’ financial futures, and in our state’s infrastructure.