New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that Trump has Trump has declared an ‘economic civil war’ on New York and other blue states because of the tax cut bill.
“One of the really devilish things in the bill, is they then eliminate the deductibility of state and local taxes, which sounds like a mouthful, but what it says is up until now, for over 100 years, you paid a state tax, you paid a local tax, you deducted that from your federal tax,” explained Cuomo.
“They’re eliminating that. So you’re now paying two taxes, you pay a tax to the state, or a tax to the local government. And then the federal government taxes that tax. It happens to occur coincidentally on only blue states,” said Cuomo.
He also said that Democrats are “going to propose a restructuring of our tax code” to avoid this. “I’m not ever sure what they did is legal and constitutional,” he said. “There’s never been a double taxation before in the history of the nation,” said Cuomo.