The Republican tax bill now pending in Congress will be a disaster for the homeowners of upstate New York.
By taking away state and local property tax deductions, as the Republican plan does, we will face the biggest tax increase in a generation. Meanwhile, $900 billion corporations like Apple and Amazon will get a huge 15 percent tax decrease. This will come at our expense.
Rep. Elise Stefanik needs to do more to convince her House leadership that their plan will be ruinous for upstate homeowners. Otherwise fellow Republicans have to ask, what is the point of being a Republican if the biggest tax increase of our lifetime comes at the hands of the GOP?
Certainly any registered Republican would have that on their minds when voting next November if this tax increase indeed goes through.
Peter Gregg, Greenwich