They can’t go up much more, despite the delusions of the class warriors:
…we’re pretty quickly going to have to start exploring tax increases on people who make less than $250,000 a year . . . or exploring serious spending cuts. Or looking to limit deductions (including yes, the sacred deductions for charitable deductions and state and local income taxes, and the tax-free status of municipal bonds).
Probably, we are going to have to do all three. The era of “Don’t tax you–don’t tax me–tax that fellow behind the tree!” is coming to a close, not because we’re any more in touch with reality than we were five years ago, but because pretty soon, reality is going to get in touch with us.
Yes. As Frank J. says, math is coming:
Obama wants Math locked completely out of the fiscal cliff talks and instead wants unlimited power to raise the debt ceiling and then tax the rich because of the demands of Fairness — Fairness being the left’s favorite imaginary friend. Math won’t stop laughing at Obama’s plan to pay for everything by taxing the rich, so Obama just won’t work with it at all.
The Republicans at least acknowledge that Math exists but are only trying to compromise with it. We’re broke, and Obama wants to buy a Ferrari we can’t afford, and they’re trying to argue him down to a BMW we can’t afford. I guess they think if they make some changes to entitlements, Math will just relent and allow 2 + 2 to equal 5 so the rest will add up.
Our children and grandchildren will curse all this selfishness and irrationality.