TheVoiceOfJoyce I disagree with The NY Times. The Salt tax would alleviate a burden on the once thriving Middle Class, too! In NYC a 900 sq ft apt pays $3600-3900 a quarter. Do the math. You May have a mortgage too! All this could be deducted and save on Middle Class taxes. The DEMS are right. In the Tri State area our taxes are too darn high and there’s no inflation to survive & thrive, just a tax burden.