Carbajal’s partisan vote is another example of putting politics ahead of Central Coast families

October 10, 2018

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SANTA BARBARA, CA —Once again, Salud Carbajal has voted to make it harder for Central Coast families to make ends meet. The Protecting Family and Small Businesses Tax Cuts Act of 2018 would make provisions of the individual tax code that benefits working families, which are set to expire in 2025, permanent: a doubled Child Tax Credit with expanded eligibility, a doubled death tax exemption, the first ever Paid Family Leave Tax credit, and lower overall income tax rates.

On September 28th, the bill passed the House– no thanks to Carbajal – and it has moved on to the Senate.

Justin Fareed had the following to say about Carbajal’s vote: “It’s astonishingly difficult for families on the Central Coast to make ends meet, and the failed policies of Salud Carbajal have only made it worse. More than 20 percent of families in our district lacked enough resources to make ends meet in 2016, and a doubled child tax credit and lower payroll taxes make a huge difference to these families. The doubled death tax exemption protects Central Coast farmers and ranchers from the devastating consequences of estate taxes. Salud said that the reason he voted against the tax plan was because these benefits expire, but when given a chance to change that, he toed the party line. This partisan vote is not in the best interests of our Central Coast families or this country, and is yet another example of Salud putting politics ahead of the interests of Central Coast families and the future of this country.”

Justin Fareed is a candidate for California’s 24th Congressional District. He is President of a local small business, Pro Band Sports Industries and a third-generation cattle rancher. Justin is a graduate of UCLA and has worked for a senior member of Congress; handling various matters pertaining to foreign relations, small business, agriculture, drafting and coordinating the movement of legislation, and building bi-partisan consensus on Capitol Hill.