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Taxmageddon to Hit These States and Congressional Districts Especially Hard

Posted By Patrick Tyrrell On June 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Featured | Comments Disabled

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 [1] 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



CA-30 Rep. Henry A. Waxman



CT-04 Rep. James A. Himes



NY-08 Rep. Jerrold Nadler



NY-18 Rep. Nita M. Lowey



CA-14 Rep. Anna G. Eshoo



IL-10 Rep. Robert J. Dold



TX-07 Rep. John Abney Culberson



CA-48 Rep. John Campbell



FL-22 Rep. Allen B. West



NJ-11 Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen



FL-14 Rep. Connie Mack



MD-08 Rep. Chris Van Hollen



VA-10 Rep. Frank R. Wolf



NJ-05 Rep. Scott Garrett



NJ-07 Rep. Leonard Lance



WA-08 Rep. David G. Reichert



CA-08 Rep. Nancy Pelosi



VA-08 Rep. James P. Moran



NV-03 Rep. Joseph J. Heck



NJ-12 Rep. Rush D. Holt



IL-13 Rep. Judy Biggert



CO-06 Rep. Mike Coffman



CA-50 Rep. Brian P. Bilbray



VA-11 Rep. Gerald E. Connolly



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 [2]. 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 [3]. 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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URLs in this post:

[1] ran the numbers: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/06/the-cost-of-taxmageddon-impact-by-state-and-congressional-district

[2] negatively effecting the economy already: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/taxmageddon-massive-tax-increase-coming-in-2013

[3] advocated by economist John Taylor: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303674004577434774238817962.html?KEYWORDS=john+taylor

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