Raising The Income Tax Rate On Millionaires Won’t Work

The Democrats are campaigning to address the deficit by raising the income tax rate  by 3% on  millionaires. The reality is they want it to go up on every family earning $250,000 annually. For discussion sake, let us use the following information:

Fox News Reports:

· Overall Government Spending for 2011 is $3.834 trillion.

· Projected Deficit Government Spending for 2011 is $1.267 trillion

Neal Bortz made an interesting comment. Government figures indicate the average person making 1 million dollars or more a year makes the majority of their money not through earned income, but through Capital Gains. in fact. Mr Bortz reported the average millionaire makes only 6 1/2% of their income from earned income. Capital gains is taxed at a different rate than Income Tax. The only people who this raise in taxes will affect, is those between $250,000 and under $1 million annually. They get the greater majority of their income through earned income.

Another way to look at it is the following;

Let’s assume for argument sake, you earn $1,000,000 from your salaried employment.

  • An additional 3% will raise $30,000 in new taxes.
  • There are approximately 279,000 households with that income
  • This move would raise $8.37 Billion annually

Another way of looking at it,

  • The Federal government currently takes in approximately $214 Billion monthly in income taxes, tariffs etc. or $2.567 trillion annually
  • Fox projected the total  anticipated spending rate for this year to be $ 3.834 trillion or $319 billion monthly. ( we still do not have an approved budget)
  • We have a budget shortfall of 1.267 trillion annually or approximately $105 Billion monthly
  • In a 30 day month, we are currently spending  $10.5 Billion dollars daily of which deficit spending amounts to $3.5 billion daily

The $8.37 Billion we would take in annually from the increased income tax, would cover  just over 2 days of our overspending and less than 1 day of our total government spending.

I repeat we do not have an income issue, we have a spending issue. If Politicians do not understand this, they have to go!!!

2012 is coming!!!!!


About billmoore353

Retired LTC- USAR Former HS Principal- John A. Holmes HS in Edenton, NC Former HS Principal- Roosevelt HS in Yonkers, NY
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One Response to Raising The Income Tax Rate On Millionaires Won’t Work

  1. Nick says:

    Great post. I have been linking to you on that left wing rag Huffington Post.

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