Posted By C. Coy Thursday, November 09 2017 at 1:41 AM Yup, the sunshine tax in CA is outrageous. The alternative is...move somewhere else! Look...everyone wants to move to the one place that has the most stunning weather 11.5 months out of the year. It's supply and demand that makes CA real estate so expensive. If you can't afford the taxes...move somewhere else! Easy peasy. Posted By Mike C Wednesday, November 08 2017 at 6:23 PM six states represent half of the SALT total value (California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas). PA and TX are red states. In what year did these states first receive this write-off? I think eliminating this write-off is not only fair...it's brilliant! Posted By M. HOGAN Wednesday, November 08 2017 at 5:09 PM I am not sure how example you used for the $4.0 Million purchase and the $3.2 Million loan is someone who I need to worry about. The family would need to make at least $800,000 per year to qualify for that loan. If the top 1% should not pay more taxes who should? I bet this family spends more for than $25,000 keeping up with their neighbors.