With the American economy firing on all cylinders after President Trump cut taxes two years ago, Democrats have come along with a plan to raise taxes. The plan is to raise the payroll tax from 12.4% to 14.8%. The plan would increase the share of GDP of Social Security taxes from 4.5% to 6.5%. Investor’s Business Daily reports:
Amid all the hoopla about Democrats wanting to raise taxes on the rich, they are quietly working on a bill that would increase taxes on every working family in America. Why? To fund expanded benefits for baby boomers hitting retirement.
The Social Security 2100 Act would hike the combined payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers from 12.4% today to 14.8% by 2043. The bill would also apply the payroll tax on incomes over $400,000.
According to the Social Security Administration, in the first 12 years alone, this would amount to a $1.5 trillion tax hike.
A Staggering Social Security Tax Hike
Once the tax hike’s fully phased in, workers and employers will be paying $340 billion more a year in payroll taxes.
As a share of GDP, Social Security taxes would rise to 6.5%, up from the current 4.5%.
For families making the median income, it means paying an extra $720 a year to Social Security. But that’s only half the tax bite. The employer’s share effectively comes out of workers’ pockets as well, in the form of lower wages. So, the real increase is more like $1,400 a year.
It is, in other words, a staggering tax hike.
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