Taxes will go up for millions of lower- and middle-income taxpayers under the House Democrats’ version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, according to two new analyses by the non-partisan professional staff of the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).
President Joe Biden released his $5.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2023 on Monday, including significant funding for the police, in an effort to set himself apart from progressives in his party who have advocated for defunding the police. Biden also called for more defense spending and a new minimum tax targeting the rich.
Exuberant Republicans cannot wait for the 2022 mid-term elections that they expect will restore their congressional majorities and the 2024 presidential contest to put one of their own back in the Oval Office.
Bloomberg quickly polled several Wall Street traders who focused on the policy’s implications for investing, and concluded that while it was too soon to panic, prospects of a higher levy on stock profits could spark near-term selling as investors look to skirt a higher rate.