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Americans turn to credit cards on Tax Day after dramatic increases — thanks to Donald Trump: Congresswoman

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On Monday, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed the serious problems the GOP tax cut bill caused for her district on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” in response to a report from The New York Times discussing how many people do not realize that their taxes were cut.

“I represent Orange County, California, and the limit in the Trump tax law on state and local tax deductions is a huge issue for us,” said Porter. “I was working on my taxes today, and every time I would put in a deduction, it would pop up, you’ve already hit your $10,000 state and local deduction cap. Put something else, it would pop up, you’ve already hit your $10,000 state and local deduction cap.”

“For folks here in Orange County, we’re hearing from a lot of them they owe $5,000, $7,000, even $14,000 in additional taxes,” Porter continued. “A lot of folks are having to turn to credit cards to find the money to pay the extra taxes. By singling out states that have expensive homes or have significant state and local taxes, Donald Trump is really making the effects of his tax plan felt — being felt unevenly around the country.”

Porter contrasted this struggle with the massive windfall the GOP bill gave to corporations — which they often have done nothing economically productive with.

“What we’ve seen primarily as a result of the tax plan is companies are taking their money and they’re engaging in stock buybacks,” said Porter. “If you read a lot of shareholder letters, what these CEOs are saying is we have excess capital and cash. We’re looking for ways to invest it. I think the obvious answer is to invest it back into your workers and the American people who have helped make your corporation profitable.”

“We can’t keep asking Americans, individual workers, single moms like me to shoulder the tax burden while large corporations get off literally Scott-free,” Porter added.

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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