What Carolyn Maloney knows for sure

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Carolyn Maloney, on The Tax Code
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is the author of Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Modern Times).

One of my constituents deducted $600,000 from his taxes—he'd taken business clients to Scores, a strip joint. Yet many of my constituents—men and women—cannot deduct the cost of their childcare. That is ridiculous. 

As told to Tish Durkin