Taking away those loop holes Kudlow is a tax increase for the middle class. I hate to disappoint you but it will most certainly raise taxes for everyone. Why should any of us have to pay higher taxes. The government got us into this mess by providing income to people who do not want to work. Cut these programs drastically and make those on welfare pay a tax. What in the world is wrong with that. I do not get food stamps, a check every month for sitting at home and free phones. The Republicans need to get off their I'm so afraid to speak out attitude and go after this president with a vegence. Otherwise 2014 will be an Armageden for the Democrats.