They know their fellow Republicans threw them under the bus for the upcoming 2018 Midterm elections…
A LOT of Republican voters in Blue states rushed to file their mortgage taxes early….
A LOT of people in Blue states are gonna get sticker shock when they do their taxes….
The IRS is scratching its head trying to figure out along with tax preparers on how to handle this rushed political throwdown…
And Democrats are SURE to keep reminding voters of who craeted this chaos ….
And over 30 GOP lawmakers have decided to retire rather than run again this fall…
Some blue-state Republicans are pushing for tax changes to help their constituents as Democrats seek to target the suburbs in the midterm elections.
Nearly all of the GOP lawmakers who voted against the sweeping tax-cut bill in December did so because of a cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction that would be particularly damaging in high-tax areas such as New York, New Jersey and California. Now that the bill is law, some of those lawmakers are offering legislation to prevent their constituents from seeing tax hikes.
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), a top target in November, is planning to offer legislation that would allow everyone who prepaid their 2018 property taxes to deduct them on their 2017 returns.
Lance and others also say they still want to see the full SALT deduction restored.
And a number of blue-state Republicans, including those who voted for the tax bill, are calling for Democratic state officials to lower taxes.
The midterm elections are shaping up to be challenging for Republicans. The president’s party typically loses congressional seats in the midterms, and President Trump’s approval rating in recent polls is only around 40 percent.
A number of high-profile GOP lawmakers have decided to retire rather than face potentially difficult contests — including House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who said on Monday that he would not seek reelection….