Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is renewing his call for the New York Congressional delegation to vote against the House budget proposal that would halt the state and local tax deduction.

Brindisi says the SALT deduction is claimed by 44 million American households, a large percentage of whom are middle class homeowners.

“It is unacceptable for our elected representatives to give corporations and the wealthiest Americans an enormous tax cut on the backs of middle-class families and school children. Our Congressional delegation must vote against any tax bill that punishes hardworking New Yorkers,” said Brindisi.

Brindisi says the National Association of Realtors found that homeowners with an income between $50,000 and $200,000 would see their taxes go up an average of $815.

The House is set to vote on the proposal this week.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney is responding to Brindisi's latest news event with the following statement:

“Upstate New Yorkers know Albany is responsible for the crippling tax burden they face.  Albany politicians like Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi protect the failed policies that continue to drive jobs and families out of New York in record numbers.  Assemblyman Brindisi and his Albany political cronies insult the intelligence of the voters by continuing to complain about a problem they caused.  Instead of playing cynical political games, Brindisi should get to work fixing New York’s oppressive tax code,” said Tim Edson, spokesman for Claudia Tenney for Congress.

“Claudia Tenney is working hard to protect the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.  Claudia Tenney understands that Governor Cuomo and Assemblyman Brindisi will never reduce the tax burden.  If anything, they’ll make the tax burden even worse, making the SALT deduction even more critical for New York families.”
 
It is becoming increasingly clear Brindisi has no agenda other than attempting to distract from his support for Governor Cuomo, and the fact his campaign for Congress is being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi.