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Richard Howell: LaMalfa supports gift to corporate America

It's disheartening when our representatives con us so openly. Read the most recent newsletter by Doug LaMalfa.

It's my opinion that his message was aimed at giving his supporters, like Todd Juvinall who recently defended party power politics, reasons to stay steadfast in their support of LaMalfa.

Read LaMalfa's message critically and notice that his "facts" are chosen to make a vile piece of legislation appear a blessing. His focus on the standard deduction is well-chosen because many in the "north state," the poorer counties in northeastern California, do take a standard deduction. But this is a very small number of families. Those of us who own homes and pay for health insurance and property taxes, we'll lose.

He quotes the Tax Foundation, a corporation-funded think tank. There is no provision is the Republican tax bill that will guarantee any investment in America. In fact, it's far more likely that corporate investment will go overseas.

One thing is certain. This gift of wealth to corporate America will run up the national debt by $2 trillion, a debt dumped on our children and grandchildren. Oh, and LaMalfa can count on big campaign contributions to stay in power.

Richard Howell

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