Republican House Representative Scott Tipton voted November 16 to increase the national debt by $1.4 trillion dollars and eliminate tax deductions that will create hardship for many of his constituents. Tipton voted in favor of HR-1 (pdf), a tax reform bill that

  • Adds an estimated $1.4 trillion to the national debt over 10 years
  • Ends the tax deduction for mortgage interest
  • Scraps the tax deduction for medical expenses
  • Ends the deduction for alimony payments
  • Ends the deductibility of moving expenses
  • Terminates deductions for contributions to medical savings accounts
  • Ends the deduction for the costs of providing access for disabled individuals
  • Repeals the deduction for the cost of professional tax preparation
  • Repeals the deduction for personal loss of property due to fire, storm, theft, etc.
  • Eliminates the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes
  • Repeals the student loan interest deduction
  • Cuts taxes on wealthy heirs comprising the top .02% of wealthiest Americans
  • Makes¬†tax cuts for corporations permanent, but makes tax cuts for individuals only temporary

Read more and find a link to the entire bill text here.