Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., made an unusual historical comparison as he and other Democrats pushed to eliminate or relax the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.
While speaking in favor of the policy that would chiefly benefit high earners in blue states, Raskin made a joke about Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s 1930 Salt March protesting British colonial rule.
DEMS PUSH FOR SALT CAP RELAX, REPEAL WOULD LARGELY BENEFIT THE WEALTHIEST, STUDY SHOWS
“We’ve got to have a SALT march, like Gandhi did,” Raskin said, generating laughter among his colleagues, according to NBC News. “Let’s have a SALT march in America to restore some common sense to our tax policy.”
Raskin claimed middle-class people in his district are “severely affected” by the SALT (state and local tax) cap on Wednesday.
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP) ((Senate Television via AP))
Democrats representing high-tax states say removing the cap will act as a tax break to middle-class families in their districts, where residents face high income and property taxes.
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