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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:29 PM

2. Itís very hard to make the numbers work at all

Van Hollen says "Itís very hard to make the numbers work without the top rates going back to the full Clinton-era levels."

That's not just a question of math, it's a question of bad math. The other comment on this thread suggests the President start at a 95% top marginal rate, and negotiate from there.

The fact his, even if we got it changed to be a 95% top rate, that doesn't come remotely close to covering the deficit. It's hard to see that there is any way to make this math work, which is pretty alarming if we need to not just make the rich pay their fair share, but also continue to make infrastructure investments to get the economy going.

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