Letters to the Editor

Graham letter: Tax bill

Retirees and taxpayers with severe disabilities would do well to investigate what the GOP is planning on doing with the healthcare cost tax deduction.

Their tax plan would eliminate the tax deduction for healthcare costs, automatically raising taxes on these two groups by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Basically, the GOP is planning on paying for their tax decrease for corporations and wealthier taxpayers on the backs of folks over 65 and those with costly disabilities.

All four members of the Idaho congressional delegation support eliminating the health care deduction.

Elderly Idahoans would do well to contact each of our representatives and point out how their plan would drastically harm them.

Robert Graham, Boise