Reid assures Americans that only the highest-earning among us will endure the increased taxes. That is, the higher tax will apply only to individuals earning more than $200,000 and couples earning in excess of $250,000. This guideline was announced undoubtedly to lay down cover for President Obama and his campaign pledge to not raise taxes on the middle class.
Officially, Senator Reid has declined comment on the reported tax-increase scheme. He has said, however, that he will await estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) before he makes any final decisions on particular revenue-dependent provisions of the healthcare bill. Reid sent his inquiries to the CBO more than two weeks ago and expects to receive a response in time for what promises to be a spectacular floor debate and a final vote before Christmas.
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