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  • Taxmageddon to Hit These States and Congressional Districts Especially Hard

    Taxmageddon is getting ready to suffocate the U.S. economy under crushing tax increases on January 1, 2013. These tax hikes include the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax reductions and the tax increases from the 2010 health care law.

    The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis (CDA) ran the numbers based on data from the IRS and found how much Taxmageddon will cost the average taxpayers in each state and congressional district.

    The $494 billion in new tax increases is $4,138 more in taxes for the average family in 2013, but some places will pay more.

    Here is how much the average tax return in the worst hit states will pay:

    • Connecticut: $5,161
    • Nevada: $4,609
    • Delaware: $4,390
    • New Jersey: $4,216
    • Maryland: $4,071
    • Massachusetts: $4,039
    • New York: $3,773
    • Virginia: $3,762
    • Washington: $3,749
    • Montana: $3,713

    The CDA broke the numbers down further by congressional district. Here are the 25 hardest hit districts:

    Congressional District Representative

    in 2010

    Party Affiliation Average per      Tax  Return
    NY-14 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

    D

    $13,951

    CA-30 Rep. Henry A. Waxman

    D

    $10,128

    CT-04 Rep. James A. Himes

    D

    $10,092

    NY-08 Rep. Jerrold Nadler

    D

    $9,511

    NY-18 Rep. Nita M. Lowey

    D

    $8,715

    CA-14 Rep. Anna G. Eshoo

    D

    $8,503

    IL-10 Rep. Robert J. Dold

    R

    $7,605

    TX-07 Rep. John Abney Culberson

    R

    $7,211

    CA-48 Rep. John Campbell

    R

    $7,168

    FL-22 Rep. Allen B. West

    R

    $7,087

    NJ-11 Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

    R

    $6,960

    FL-14 Rep. Connie Mack

    R

    $6,631

    MD-08 Rep. Chris Van Hollen

    D

    $6,521

    VA-10 Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    R

    $6,433

    NJ-05 Rep. Scott Garrett

    R

    $6,253

    NJ-07 Rep. Leonard Lance

    R

    $6,090

    WA-08 Rep. David G. Reichert

    R

    $6,036

    CA-08 Rep. Nancy Pelosi

    D

    $6,000

    VA-08 Rep. James P. Moran

    D

    $5,789

    NV-03 Rep. Joseph J. Heck

    R

    $5,640

    NJ-12 Rep. Rush D. Holt

    D

    $5,639

    IL-13 Rep. Judy Biggert

    R

    $5,633

    CO-06 Rep. Mike Coffman

    R

    $5,633

    CA-50 Rep. Brian P. Bilbray

    R

    $5,578

    VA-11 Rep. Gerald E. Connolly

    D

    $5,511

    Economists generally agree: Tax increases in a bad economy do more harm than good. So why does President Obama continue to threaten the American people with higher taxes, which we know doesn’t work? If changes are to be made before 2013 to prevent Taxmageddon, they should have been made by now. The uncertainty is negatively effecting the economy already. The average family cannot afford to pay $4,138 more in taxes in 2013. Why does President Obama think they can?

    America needs a predictable, rules-based fiscal policy as advocated by economist John Taylor. That means not changing how much Americans pay every year. Taxmageddon, and the uncertainty surrounding it, is the result of spinelessness in government that is a bad reflection on America’s leaders. It is time for Washington to permanently remove the annual crop of Taxmageddon question marks.

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    2 Responses to Taxmageddon to Hit These States and Congressional Districts Especially Hard

    1. KJinAZ says:

      To have a stable tax policy would be the best thing our economy could hope for, but that would mean the people in DC would have to live on a budget. That would mean the democrats can't promise new social spending programs, without taking the money from another project. Since we haven't had a budget in 3 years, how can they plan the tax rates. It's kinda like trying to hit a moving invisible target.

      We need a simple flat tax, and congress needs to learn to live on a budget. This will not happen anytime soon, so don't hold your breath.

    2. John Galt says:

      Well I live right next to WA-1 which is in the list. The listed numbers is the average INCREASE in the taxes not the tax bill. I am self employed, feel very middle class and my tax bill is 4 times my mortgage. The average taxpayer probably is paying maybe a couple of thousand. They go along with the idea of the Rich paying their fair share. But when asked how much is enough, it is usually 35% or lower of total earnings. I only wish mine could be that low.

      So those of us that are employers will the checking on boxes on whether it is time to hire, lets see:
      a) Everybody but the poor have their taxes up by 5% or more of income. Can they afford to go out to dinner or buy a new car, boat or even paint their house – NO.
      b) My cap gains jump by 33% or more, will I cash out of my investment to then buy at the bottom of the canyon. YES!!
      c) Will retirees take out next years retirement funds to pay this years income tax vs next years. I think it was save 10%, far more than I will be earning in the market for the year.
      d) Captain Obama has told us it is VERY BAD to take risk, plus the rich are greedy. Would you risk even $1 in this market – NO I feel the dry up of my new customers in my business – we are hunkering down!

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