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If the new health care taxes go into effect:

As calculated by the Tax Foundation, when factoring in the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, average state and local income taxes, Medicare taxes, and the new surtax, the average top marginal income tax rate in the U.S. would be 52 percent!

The top rate in the U.S. would then be higher than countries like France, Canada, Italy, Spain and Germany. Only 3 countries in the 30-member OECD, an association of the most economically developed countries in the world, would have a higher rate. Taxpayers in the 6 highest taxed U.S. states would pay higher rates than every country in the OECD except Denmark. Taxpayers in every state, even the 9 that do not levy a state income tax, would face a higher top marginal rate than taxpayers in 21 out of the 30 OECD countries.

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Denmark's a pretty nice place. Have you ever been?

Hope and Change, hope and change. B. Hussein Obama, terrorizing and beheading America, The Constitution and everyone's right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Thanks to all the Kool-Aid drinkers out there..

Matt,
"Been" there and "living" there are two different things. Take 52 cents out of every dollar you make and see if you want to "live" there or only visit.
Johnson

We blame Obama (justifiably) but he couldn't do his dirty work without his Democratic lapdogs. Our congressional politicians are each looking out for re-election, and to hell with the national interest. But even they couldn't (or wouldn't) do O's bidding unless the old home-town folks rewarded them for "bringing home the bacon". Never mind that it's someone else's bacon; they're all out there looking for something-for-nothing, and their elected pols know it.

So when the historians write the obituary of these United States, they will say that through a combination of greed and ignorance we went from a society of free and independent citizens to servants of the State, whining to our masters for more goodies.

230-some years. It was a good run.

Healthcare Pitchman Billy Mays Obama redistributing individuals income to (not the helpless) but the clueless and Wait There's More! You will not have to make your healthcare decisions, The Federal Government Will!

I don't know, Robert. I've got friends who "live" there and seem to make it just fine. The dreaded experts and my friends agree. I suppose I would be too if I were getting college free, health care free, and awesome paternity leave if I wanted it. Not to mention (and this might confuse you, Robert, so hold on) that the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation ranked Denmark the 11th most "free" market in the world! Oh my!



So I guess don't knock it 'til you try it.

Seems you pretty much hit it dead on "Libertybel". It's true, Obama isn't the lone-force here. Early on we thanked the "State Media"--which is probably 95% of media, the corrupt and criminal ACORN gang, Big George S.$$$, along with the usual other deceptive forces that are in bed with the Dem-Machine.

Now it's the more obvious puppeteers such as Pelosi, Reed, Clinton, & Frank, just to name a few, that are pulling strings.

And as you summed it: "So when the historians write the obituary of these United States..."

And as the famous line in the once famous song goes:..."you don't know what you have till it's gone"...! or in America's case, for those who aren't drunk on O'Koolaide: "till it's actually going"...!

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