Liberals Keep Saying They Want To Raise Middle-class Taxes. Maybe We Should Start Believing Them

Nancy Pelosi SC Liberals keep saying they want to raise middle class taxes. Maybe we should start believing them

I think this is good news. From the New York Times:

… most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes — federal, state and local — than they would have paid 30 years ago. According to an analysis by The New York Times, the combination of all income taxes, sales taxes and property taxes took a smaller share of their income than it took from households with the same inflation-adjusted income in 1980. …

– A household making $350,000 in 2010, roughly the cutoff for the top 1 percent, on average paid 42.1 percent of its income in taxes, compared with 49 percent for a household with the same inflation-adjusted income in 1980 — a savings of about $24,100.

– A household making $52,000 in 2010, roughly the median income, on average paid 27.7 percent of its income in taxes, compared with 30.5 percent in 1980, saving $1,500.

– A household making $22,000 in 2010 — roughly the federal poverty line for a family of four — on average paid 19.4 percent in taxes, compared with 20.2 percent, saving $200.

The reduced level of taxation, particularly marginal rates, has been a huge competitive advantage for the US, and a reason why it has grown faster than other advanced economies. But liberals see things just the opposite:

Jared Bernstein, who served as chief economist to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., said the Times analysis highlighted the need to raise taxes on the affluent and cut taxes for the poor. He cautioned that the middle class most likely would need to pay more, too.

Read More at AEI ideas. By James Pethokoukis.

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  1. VirgoVince says:

    Believe it or not, it's going to happen, no matter how WE feel; WHO's going to stop them??
    ovomit does whatever his handlers tell him to do!!
    WHY is he still breathing??

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    I have believed them right from the start.These are a tax happy party who would rob anyone with a job to give to some lowlife who likesto screw and pump out kids to get bigger welfare checks.

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