This Democrat Failed To Pay His Taxes, Yet He Wants To Tax Americans To Death

Washington Free Beacon’s analysis of real estate records reveals that Pennsylvania Democrat Chris Deluzio, who is competing in a close House contest, was fined for failing to pay his property taxes on time in 2017.

An advocate for voting rights, Deluzio did not pay the $2,976 in real estate taxes that were due in 2021 for the landmark Georgian colonial home in Pittsburgh that he had purchased just two years prior. According to the county’s records, he paid the fine of just over $100, plus interest, in March of 2022.

The Inflation Reduction Act, which Deluzio and other Democratic Party officials are pushing for, would direct billions of dollars toward increasing Internal Revenue Service implementation of tax laws, so news of his late tax payment might become a campaign issue. This also comes at a time when a number of other Democrats, such as Representative Matthew Cartwright and candidate for the Senate seat in Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes, have come under scrutiny for having a history of making late payments on their property taxes. To curb inflation, Cartwright supported legislation similar to the Inflation Reduction Act.

Per his financial records report, Deluzio has a net worth ranging from $1.9 million to $5.5 million. Earlier this month, Deluzio supported the Inflation Reduction Act, which the administration of President Joe Biden supports. A total of $80 billion, including $46.6 billion for tax enforcement and audits, would be provided to the IRS under the measure, which increases corporate taxes.

There are a lot great policies for #PA17 in The Inflation Reduction Act. It’s a bill that would ramp up clean energy and lower the cost of medicine, save people $ and help tackle inflation – all paid for by the ultra-rich and corporations,” said Deluzio in an Aug. 3 post on Twitter.

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The Deluzio campaign responded to a request for comment. According to his spokesman, Matt Koos, the late payment was due to an error at the bank.

According to Koos, “Chris’s bank made a mistake and did not pay the reassessed property taxes on time from escrow,” (which was Chris’s responsibility). “When Chris realized this, he made the payment.

Republicans and several independent economic analysts believe that the plan will ultimately result in tax increases for middle-class and low-income taxpayers. The idea would amount to a tax hike for Americans of all income levels over the next decade, as determined by an analysis by the neutral congressional body, the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Last Monday, the Senate voted along partisan lines to approve the legislation, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie for the Democrats. On Friday, the House will have a vote on the proposal.

According to the Cook Political Report, the competition between Deluzio and Jeremy Shaffer, a Republican businessman in Pennsylvania, is close enough to call a tossup. Each of them wants to succeed Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb, who decided against reelection and instead ran in the primary for the U.S. Senate, where he ultimately lost.

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