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Letters: House Republicans are wrong. California is a tax donor state

Re “Darrell Issa rebukes California Gov. Jerry Brown on taxes” (sacbee.com, Oct. 27): House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, in response to ending the deduction for state income taxes, says the current tax system forces other states to subsidize California. According to statistics in The Atlantic in March, California is one of 14 states receiving less than $1 in return for every $1 paid in federal taxes while, among nine states, Florida receives more than $4, and South Carolina receives nearly $8. Tell me how these states are subsidizing California.

William Zinn, Citrus Heights

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