Okay, I guess my flip-flopping has put me back in the undecided camp this election because of what I have heard about Obama’s tax cuts.
I put this in GD because it will go there soon, and while I do have questions about the details of his tax plan, I think it is garbage if what I have heard is true.
So, is it true that EVERYONE making under $250k gets a tax “cut” under Obama’s plan? Even those who already pay ZERO income taxes? In other words, if I owed ZERO income taxes last year, then under Obama’s plan I would actually get money back from the government?
When I think of a tax cut, I am thinking of (hypothetically) a tax rate being at 15%, but under a new plan it goes down to, say, 11%. That is a tax cut. If I pay nothing, then 11% of nothing is still nothing.
I always thought that implicit in the idea of a tax cut that you would have to pay the tax to begin with to get a benefit in the cut.
If that is true then Obama is being terribly dishonest by calling this a “tax cut” and should refer to it as “welfare”.