Obama to announce increase in taxes for businesses and wealthy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MrDODGE, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Upon this news, I hope the market tanks big time and sends a resounding, "UP YOURS NOBAMA" message...
  2. Div_Arb


    10% income tax - flat, regardless of income
    10% cap gains tax - long or short term
    10% consumption tax - main residence excluded

    That's what I propose. Why is this so hard?
  3. The numbnuts in Congress and the Prez don't get it.

    What's needed is to broaden the tax base as much as possible and at the lowest tax rate... especially for business... so that foreign companies will WANT to come to America and hire American employees... Sheesh!
  4. Consumption tax will not work because the poor will pay a higher proportion of their income in taxes.
  5. The ship no longer has any hope of staying afloat now.
  6. Perhaps not. Certain things could be exempt. Food, utilities, certain clothing... etc.

    Would even do to have a luxury tax... for items costing more than "x"...
  7. 377OHMS


    Because the capital gains tax you propose does not suit the Dems, they want more of what they consider to be windfall profits. They want to punish investors. I don't have any idea why they would want to do that.
  8. "To get there, Obama proposes to cut spending and raise taxes. The savings would come primarily from "winding down the war" in Iraq, a senior administration official said. The budget assumes that the nation will continue to spend money on "overseas military contingency operations" throughout Obama's presidency, the official said, but that number is significantly lower than the nearly $190 billion the nation budgeted for Iraq and Afghanistan last year.

    Obama also seeks to increase tax collections, primarily by making good on his promise to eliminate the temporary tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 for wealthy taxpayers, whom Obama defined during the campaign as those earning more than $250,000 a year. Those tax breaks would be permitted to expire on schedule for the 2011 tax year, when the top tax rate would rise from 35 percent to more than 39 percent.

    Obama also proposes to maintain the tax on estates worth more than $3.5 million, instead of letting it expire next year. And he proposes "a fairly aggressive effort on tax enforcement" that would target tax havens and corporate loopholes, among other provisions, the official said.

    Overall, tax collections under the plan would rise from about 16 percent of the economy this year to 19 percent in 2013, while federal spending would drop from about 26 percent of the economy, another post-war high, to 22 percent."

    People need to actually read these articles first, before throwing their partisan "hands" up in disgust.

    In my opinion, the 3rd paragraph of this article is highly misleading.

    For those that have some actual understanding of the Estate Tax, the first $3.5 million free from tax is better than nothing, given that Congress has shied away from Estate Tax issues and the current legislation "sunsets" after 2010, with the amount allowed to be free of Estate Tax being ONLY $1 million dollars starting in 2011 and anything above $1.0 million taxed at 55%.

    Thus, Obama's proposal is actually much better than what becomes law after the "sunset" in 2010.
  9. BSAM


    No, Ang, this is not true under the Fair Tax plan.
    #10     Feb 21, 2009