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'Bait and Switch' Taxes

John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 3:02 PM
"People with above $250k/yr have enough money that raising their tax rate a couple points will not effect their standard of living." That is one of the worst statements I have ever heard. Never heard of living above your means and losing it all eh?
aj59 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 3:58 PM
so who made you the boss to decide who has enough money, and who doesn't? Someone making $250K+, who is also the owner of a small business, if hit with a tax increase just might lay off a worker or two in order to cover that increase. Ever hear of "unintended consequences"?
cnesmith Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 3:24 PM
I'm unsure what your problem with my statement. The fact that people with $250k+ can afford a tax increase has nothing to do with living above your means. If they're living above their means that's their own fault....
We have heard many times from President Barack Obama how he plans to raise taxes on "millionaires and billionaires," but not on the middle class. Apparently, if you don't happen to be a millionaire or billionaire, you don't have to worry.

But the numbers say otherwise -- and say so big time.

The actual tax increase plans being proposed by Obama do not start with people who have an income of a million dollars a year. They start with people with incomes of $250,000 and up.

That is more than most people make, but it...