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Subject: you asked about

Bart, you asked,

> Who is

Well, they're a nonpartisan educational institution that has been commenting on taxes for over 70 years.  
They also have a reply to the email you quote, stating that it is "incorrect":  

Another point here is that the supposed taxpayer has no children and takes the standard deduction,
less common for those with higher incomes.  The email ignores the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), 
which tends to affect those who take large deductions or pay high state taxes -- such as people who 
live in California, Massachusetts, and New York (incidentally, liberal states).  
Plus, it (as usual) ignores state taxes and Social Security.

So here's a slightly corrected table, based on living in California:

Now let's consider the effects of the deficit.  Assuming we spread the deficit as a future tax based on income:

We can see a couple things here.  First, the worst place to be is earning ~$125k if you're single and ~$200k 
if you're married; people earning less than you or more than you got better cuts.  Second, married people 
got better tax cuts than single people.

There are two other important things to note.  First, these tables only go up to $200k for single people and
$250k for married.  People with really large incomes, and there are more of these each year, got even 
higher percentage they tend to have more deductions.  Second, even the second table only looks 
at the annual deficit, not the actual debt.  As the debt increases, its interest increases (and the interest rate 
tends to increase as well).  So the future "deficit tax" is some 30x the current "deficit tax" calculated for that table.


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