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  •  Less effect than you think. (0+ / 0-)

    The IRS tells us that more than 2/3 of Americans don't itemize.  Entire MSAs and states have housing markets where the median house price is below the level needed to even qualify for the MID.

    The MID is a subsidy to the high priced coasts.  That feeds very well with the Blue State Makers and Red State Takers meme for analyzing Federal expenditures, but it's really not definitive as fiscal policy.  We have a pretty good idea who the MID benefits and who would never see a difference if it disappeared.

    -7.75 -4.67

    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:10:11 AM PDT

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