75: The number of days until recession-weary Americans – all of us – are whacked by the largest tax increase in history. Those now in the 10% bracket will pay 15%, while the 25% bracket rises to 28%, the 28% bracket rises to 31%, the 33% bracket rises to 36%, and the 35% bracket goes up to 39.6%. Rates will also rise on savers and investors; capital gains will rise from 15% this year to 20% in 2011, while the dividend tax will rise from 15% this year to 39.6% in 2011. Also, Americans with children can bid a fond farewell to the dependent care tax credit – it’s being cut – and the child tax credit is being halved.
52: The number of golf days President Obama has taken since his inauguration, according to Mark Knoller, the CBS White House Correspondent. That’s more than twice as many rounds as George W. Bush played in eight years (24).
The numbers are frightening. And they are infuriating. After spending money faster than taxpayers can send it to them, Democrats have nothing to show for their efforts but higher unemployment, higher taxes and more debt. And still they’re raising taxes to take yet more of our money.
Over the next two weeks, talk to your friends and neighbors about voting for real change – for Americans’ best chance to reverse course and return to policies of smaller government, fiscal restraint, and individual freedom. And turn President Obama’s car metaphor on its head: “D” stands for “disaster” – vote “R” for recovery.
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