While everyone is focused on the Presidential election, our Congressmen are busy giving more tax breaks to rich people who don;t pay that much tax anyway. This from a letter to the KNS:

All four Republican members of Congress from East Tennessee — Phil Roe, John J. Duncan Jr., Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais — voted for HR 5719 on Sept 22. This bill would to allow employees to defer up to seven years the payment of income tax on compensation they receive in the form of stock options. Since stock options are available nearly exclusively to those in upper management, only they will benefit from this bill. This bill gives no tax breaks to middle-class workers. All four of them brazenly spout their fiscal conservatism, especially Duncan. This bill is estimated to add $1 billion to the national debt over 10 years.

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