Skip to comments.Obama’s Second-Term Taxes
Posted on 04/15/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by Hojczyk
How will he tax us? Let us count the ways:
Most basic, of course, will be an increase in tax rates. Those paying 33 percent will now pay 36 percent. People paying 35 percent will now pay 40 percent. Most people accept and expect that Obama will raise these brackets if he is reelected. But they dont realize what else he will do.
As he advocated in the 2008 campaign, he will eliminate the ceiling on wages that must be taxed for Social Security. Currently, wages are taxed at 6.2 percent (now, temporarily, at 4.2 percent) up to a ceiling about $100,000 per year in income.
The ceiling rises with the cost of living. But Obama will eliminate the ceiling and subject all wages to FICA taxation. (In his campaign, he spoke of a carve-out for those making between $100,000 and $200,000, where income would be exempt from FICA, but dont count on it.) For those who are employed, the increase in FICA taxes will mean an effective increase in their tax bracket of 6.2 percentage points. For the self-employed, it will mean a whopping 12.4 percentage point increase, bringing their effective tax rate, if they are in the top bracket, over 52 percent.
Obama has refrained from addressing Social Securitys financial problems and will do so until after the election. But his solution will be higher taxes, not curtailed benefits.
All deductions for mortgage interest, charitable giving and state and local tax payments would likely end for those making more than $250,000.
Even for those making less than $250,000, the Bowles-Simpson recommendations call for replacing the current tax deduction for mortgage interest, charitable giving and state and local taxes with a tax credit. Usually 8 percent is mentioned as the tax credit level.
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The semi-beauty of this is that Obama doesn’t, like normal, have to lift a little finger (or take some time off his vacations) to do this. All he needs to do for most of it is veto any legislation that extends the Bush tax cuts.
So glad that a sunset clause was put in that law.. Now if only there could have been one for the Department of Education, the EPA, HHS, etc, etc, etc...
...........................All he needs to do for most of it is veto any legislation that extends the Bush tax cuts.....................
Except for the inconvienent fact that the lower and middle class unwashed received a higher percentage tax cut under Bush than did the upper middle class and more wealthy. (Of course not in dollars, but in percentage reductions.)
That might make 65% of Americans pay tax instead of only 50%.
That hinders the goal of the socialist utopia of redistributing wealth within Amerika!
He’ll probably grab the 401K’s and allocate a tiny stipend as a replacement (if that).
We’ll probably be seeing the Vacant Room Tax (or whatever it was named) from Matt Bracken’s books, as well as the creation of IRS CART teams. It all depends on how quickly we start to slide into the gutter because of dear leader’s actions.
I don’t like mitt, but at least he won’t allow these taxes to rise. With Obama, we will have a depression, guaranteed.
I don’t like mitt, but at least there is a much better chance the he will not allow these taxes to rise. With Obama, they will go up no question, and we will have a depression, guaranteed.