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Letter: How can Reed, Collins back loss of a vital tax deduction?

How can Reed, Collins back loss of a vital tax deduction?

I would start out by saying I am not a Republican voter, but the article in The News about the votes of Reps. Tom Reed and Chris Collins about the elimination of our New York State and local taxes from our federal income taxes just riled me. These two representatives are supposed to vote for their constituents, not their party mantra. I am sure not too many voters are willing to increase their tax load by losing these deductions, as we are one of the highest-taxed states in the union.

To snub the voters’ wishes to support an unpopular president means to me that party favor is more important for these two reps than their constituents’ wishes. Voting them out at their next election chances would be the thing to do after this cold-hearted vote. Questions about their loyalties to their party or their constituents should mean everything to voters. Vote your mind and pocketbook, not the party line!

Gerald Krause

East Concord

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