(Isn’t THAT a Republican thing???)
The House Republicans are NOT agree to RAISE taxes on the rich and businesses….
The Debt Ceiling IS gonna get RAISED……
President Biden is set to formally propose an array of tax increases on wealthy individuals and corporations in a budget plan that he says will reduce the deficit by $2 trillion over the next decade, setting up a battle royal with Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Biden told lawmakers during his State of the Union address last month that his budget will lower the deficit and extend the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund “by making the wealthy and big corporations begin to pay their fair share.”
The White House on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to raise the Medicare surtax on earned and unearned income above $400,000 from 3.8 percent to 5 percent.
Late last month, the president proposed a new tax on wealthy households that would require individuals and families worth more than $100 million to pay a 20 percent tax on income and the unrealized gains of liquid assets such as stocks.
Republicans say Biden’s budget will be dead on arrival when the president formally sends it to Capitol Hill on Thursday.
“You know the president’s budget is replete with what they would do if they could — thank goodness the House is Republican — massive tax increases, more spending,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told reporters….
Schumer said Biden’s plan would lower the deficit by $2 trillion and do it “by making the billionaires and big corporations pay their own share.”
“We continue to wait and wait and wait for Speaker McCarthy’s plan on debt ceiling,” he said….
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