Gentlemen, You three legislators are much smarter than the tax proposals I have seen in the news. Reducing the amount of money working Americans can put into tax sheltered annuities is cruel. It is one of the few fiscal mechanisms the middle class have for long term savings. Eliminating the deduction for state and city taxes and/or halting the deduction for Home Mortage interest hurts working men and women everywhere. Please come up with a more intelligent tax plan that places a greater tax burden on the obscenely rich 1%. Please do not attack the middle class through your legislation!