Wrong for NJ

Dec 20, 2017

To the Editor:

Congressman Tom MacArthur is still defending the Republican tax plan. He says the bill is “still good for families in New Jersey,” but independent analyses show that middle-income New Jersey taxpayers would be among the big losers if the bill passes.

He says his financial models prove that “most” taxpayers in the state will save money, but he refuses to share his data or the models. Maybe they’re the same pixie dust-sprinkled ones the treasury secretary used for his one-page analysis that says magical things will happen – remember the $4,000 everyone would get?

MacArthur says he was initially against the estate tax repeal, but he “took one for the team,” I guess, saving his heirs about $20 million. He shows up for photo ops with veterans, but his bill repeals the work opportunity tax credit, which helps unemployed vets get jobs.

He decries the lack of cooperation from Democrats on the tax bill but never stuck his neck out to demand the inclusion of the other side of the aisle in the bill’s negotiations.

MacArthur’s loyalty to the Republican rip-off and to Trump may work for him now, but it’s at the expense of his constituents and his state.

Kevin Kennedy

Waretown, N.J.


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