Friday, June 23, 2017

Congresswoman who used to receive welfare wants to drug test rich people who get tax breaks

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) has had enough of the growing movement to drug test poor people who need government assistance. So on Tuesday, she’s introducing a bill that she says will make things fairer. Her “Top 1% Accountability Act” would require anyone claiming itemized tax deductions of over $150,000 in a given year to submit a clean drug test. If a filer doesn’t submit a clean test within three months of filing, he won’t be able to take advantage of tax deductions like the mortgage interest deduction or health insurance tax breaks. Instead he would have to make use of the standard deduction. Her office has calculated that the people impacted will be those who make at least $500,000 a year. “By drug testing those with itemized deductions over $150,000, this bill will level the playing field for drug testing people who are the recipients of social programs,” a memo on her bill notes.

  The poor and working poor have no control over the millionaires who write tax codes that favor the millionaires and hand you the bill my fright wing friend. But you go right ahead and keep going on about that surfer who bought a lobster roll with "your hard earned tax dollars". If you believe that God blessed Donald Trump with great wealth without consulting you then it's time you admit God can punish the poor without your assistance or attitude. Don't Tweet?  

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