Here is what is hanging out there….

NRO says this is the deal.

— Current tax rates would be permanently extended for singles making $400,000 or below, and permanently extended for couples making $450,000 or below

— For singles, capital gains and dividends of $400,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $400,000 would be permanently taxed at 20 percent

— For couples, capital gains and dividends of $450,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $450,000 would be taxed at 20 percent

— The Alternative Minimum Tax would be permanently patched

— Estates over $5 million would be taxed at 40 percent, and that tax rate would be permanently extended

It looks like a tolerable increase on those who engaged in the sin of making too much money. Still, a death tax of 40 percent at any level is obscene and immoral.

As far as I can tell, however, there are no cuts at all. Without cuts, there will still be Burning Times ahead. There will eventually be cuts but they will come as part of the iron clad, invisible hand of economics.

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11 Responses to Here is what is hanging out there….

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Must be tolerable: They are getting worked up over at the lefty New Republic.

    Kill This Deal

    Dear House and Senate Democrats, Your president has sold you out.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Also at the New Yorker…

    Why Is Obama Caving on Taxes?

    • Uke says:

      Caving on taxes? With not a whit about spending cuts?

      They’re getting tax hikes with absolutely zero spending cuts. What are they not getting?

      Oh right: [MAXIMUM TAX MODE] is not being engaged yet.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Over at the lefty Atlantic they are pissed that death taxes aren’t going back to the Clinton rate of 55 percent over $1 million. That is just sick.

    Taxaholics, they are…

    • Uke says:

      There is something so disgusting about pillaging a family for its wealth as they are grieving over a death in the family, isn’t there?

      Estate taxes should be 0%. I see no justification for it being otherwise.

  4. TN-Cat says:

    Why do democrats hate farmers so much?

  5. James says:

    What’s going on with the debt ceiling?

  6. John B. says:

    By “permanent” they mean “Until we have suffitient majority to change it”.

  7. Greg B says:

    If I were rich, and I’m not.
    Just before I die, I’d convert ALL of my assets into paper money.
    And have a bonfire.

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