Well folks, here is Dean's tax plan. Let's see if we can have a rational debate about this. It looks to me like Dean wants to raise taxes on the poor by 50%!!!!! That's pretty steep. CAPITAL GAINS: Current (15%) vs. Dean plan (20%) DIVIDEND TAX: Current (15%) vs. Dean plan (39.6%) HIGHEST INCOME BRACKET RATE: Current (35%) vs. Dean plan (39%) MIDDLE INCOME TAX RATE: Current (25%) vs. Dean plan (28%) LOWEST INCOME TAX RATE: Current (10%) vs. Dean plan (15%) Source: Stephen Moore (Club for Growth) OpEd piece in Wall Street Journal 1.02.04 Dean is also calling for a reinstatement of the marriage penalty and a permanent reinstatement of the death tax (which takes 55% of estate value). As Stephen Moore (Club for Growth) wrote recently in an OpEd piece in the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. Dean promises taxes as a first resort. He would raise them on virtually everyone who has a job and income tax liability... he would raise taxes on 109 million Americans by roughly $1.5 trillion over the next ten years."