President Obama has endorsed a tax deal that would give individuals up to $400,000 an extension of the Bush tax cuts. The plan would also reportedly allow the rich to keep a lower estate tax than is currently planned for 2013 (55% for estates worth more than $1 million). This is a tax cut for many rich Americans.
Because the payroll tax cut is expiring and the Make Work Pay tax cut is not coming back, most working Americans will also see a tax increase. The most galling thing is that 98 percent of Americans will actually see a larger tax increase than some of the richest Americans. Working with our friends at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, we compiled the following chart to demonstrate this:
Our polling of swing states shows that a large majority of voters want to see taxes raised on incomes above $250,000.