Pelosi uses coronavirus crisis to push tax relief for blue-state millionaires

Editors, Washington Examiner

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is back again trying to exploit the coronavirus crisis. Only this time, it’s to benefit ultrawealthy Californians living in million-dollar homes. Pelosi made clear that she wants to undo SALT (State and Local Tax deductions) retroactively in the chaos of this current crisis. It makes sense why Pelosi and Schumer have a political interest in softening the blow of the burden of living in San Francisco or Manhattan, but removing the SALT deduction cap provides zero relief for the workers hurting the most during this pandemic. Simply put, now is not the time to dress up simple politics as extraordinary relief for the people.