Okay, that's not quite what the NYT said. Instead, an article on the impact of ending the tax deduction for state and local income taxes told readers:

"Eliminating the deduction has long been a goal of many Republican lawmakers, who view the tax break as a subsidy that poorer red states provide to richer blue ones that spend heavily on government services."

Contrary to what the NYT tells us, their reporters really don't know how Republican lawmakers "view" the tax break. However, for some reason they couldn't just tell us what they say, they had to pretend to know what they think.

How about if reporters just stuck to telling us what politicians say and do and not pretend to read their minds? Then, we would all have something to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.