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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

Radley2 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:10 AM
The democrats want the tax rates raised becasue that is a very visible and easy way to show their voting blocks that they've "soaked the rich" and made them "pay their fair share" (what a joke...). They know that the same thing can be done by leaving the rates the same but taking away deductions and credits... but that is hard to explain to anyone who doesn't follow this stuff. And they want to do something that is easy to understand. And if doing it by raising tax rates they also can paint their opponents as bad people (when realy they all agree), then they have a doulbe win. That is what Romney was doing... in fact lowering the rates... it was hard to explain so therefore it was easy to tell people that "the math doesnt' work".
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...