Democrats in California don’t want businesses to decide how to spend all of the money they’ll save from tax reform. It could be used to create jobs or raise wages for workers but Liberals think half of the cash should go to the state.
The San Francisco Gate reports:
California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state
California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state.
A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.
“Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care, and other core priorities.”
Are the people of California really OK with this? Doesn’t the state take enough already?