Ready for the Tax Hikes?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 06, 2010 9:52 AM
If it wasn't enough that employers aren't hiring, businesses aren't expanding and the stock market is bouncing all over the place, keep in mind that the economy will sustain another blow later this year when tax increases come into effect.  As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes:

The 10 percent bracket becomes the 15 percent bracket. The 25s become the 28s; the 28s become the 31s; the 33s become the 36es; and those who now pay taxes at the 35 percent rate will, next New Year's Day, have to pay them at a rate of 39.6 percent.

If you're married, you'll pay higher taxes. Have kids? Higher taxes. Unless Congress acts, the Death Tax returns, yet again legalizing federal grave robbery.

Massively higher taxes (from 15 percent to 20 percent) are ahead on capital gains and on dividends (from 15 percent to 39.6 percent), with additional increases of nearly 4 percentage points on top of that in 2013.

Pre-tax purchases for nonprescription drugs will be eliminated. Those subjected to the Alternative Minimum Tax will rise by a factor of 7. And on and on and on and on.

Obamanomics at its best.  Ask your congressional candidates which of these tax increases they support . . .