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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

Patrick539 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:07 AM
They want to raise the rates because they can always add additional deductions and loopholes to protect their constituents from having to pay the higher rates. Get rid of all of the picking of favorites through the IRS code.
Timothy32 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:35 AM
I dont know why these guys writing for a living are so dumb. Mr. Glass seems o think that its some form of disease they have, No it quid pro qo. I raise your rates, you lobby me with money, I give you a deduction, designed just for you. Its called the chicago way. pay to play. Tell the real story not some fantacy mr glass
Democrats have said that that their priorities when it comes to a fiscal cliff deal are to raise more tax revenue and make the tax code more progressive.

Which is why it's odd to see them drawing a line in the sand on raising tax rates.

Raising marginal income tax rates is one of the most economically harmful ways to raise taxes. (The only provisions of the tax code that are more damaging are the corporate income tax and taxes on savings and investments.) Perhaps the only explanation is that Democrats don't actually care about...