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Treasury Secretary Calls individuals looking to skirt new limits on deducting state and local taxes “ridiculous,”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

February 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, The idea that individuals will skirt new limits on deducting state and local taxes is “ridiculous,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in January, highlighting concerns that people might be able to pay property taxes and claim them as a charitable deduction.

The Secretary continued ,“Let me just say again from a Treasury standpoint and IRS, I don’t want to speculate on what people will do, but I think it’s one of the more ridiculous comments to think you can take a real estate tax that you are required to make and dress that up as a charitable contribution,”

Mnuchin told reporters at the daily White House press briefing. “I hope that the states are more focused on cutting their budgets and giving tax cuts to their people in their states than they are in trying to evade the law.”

10 thoughts on “Treasury Secretary Calls individuals looking to skirt new limits on deducting state and local taxes “ridiculous,”

  1. ridiculous proposal from ridiculous Governor and ridiculous Congressman.

  2. What else can you expect from this arrogant libtard governor

  3. All true, 7:08 and 7:22am. Very well put. We have leapt from the frying pan into the fire. And, of course, we always get the government we (collectively) deserve.

  4. 7:28 – asshole wingnut using variations of a slur against the disabled. What a dipshit.

  5. what????????????????????????

  6. Many people object to the last 4 letters being incorporated in a pejorative. Think paris hilton being referred to as a celebutard. That created a big backlash from supporters of the mentall challenged.

  7. Murphy is in tight race with De Blasio over who is the biggest nut. Both are extreme leftists.

  8. Mentally challenged.

  9. I read this blog as a counterpoint to my own inclination. I agree that use of silly slurs and “snowflake”, just devalue any constructive idea, solution or comments.

  10. 7:28am, you are in the right. Don’t go changin’ just because of a few lonely haters. The term libtard was formally included in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) in the politically-related mental disabilities subsection. Unfortunate sufferers tend to be concentrated in high-tax blue states, eventually resulting in significant degradation in the ordinary rule of law for the benefit of Democrat politicians and foreign citizens here illegally, and in de facto banning of pro-Trump lawn signs to ensure the delicate mental state of special snowflakes and of tenured county college professors are shielded from cruel triggering. And neither are red states immune from the ill effects of this malady, as affected individuals are often seen moving to such states when the damage their baleful influence has done to the general society of the blue states they hail from becomes too obvious to ignore.

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