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Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

Steven H of WA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 5:43 PM
Off-subject comments usually mean a copy-paste “seminar” attack. You will find this identical rant on many other articles on TH.
It may not be intuitive to nonbusiness people and economists why increased taxes and reduced federal spending will send the US into a recession. However, it is not hard to understand the economic logic that causes this result.

If the highest income tax rate increases from its current 35% to 44% (including Medicare and Obamacare tax increases) on the wealthiest taxpayers, a high income family making $500,000 will have $45,000 less to spend. That family may decide to cut out a gardener, housekeeper, vacation, or even a new yacht. A progressive might say "so what, they are rich, and they...