Sometimes a visual helps point out the differences. Ezra Klein at the Washington Post points us to this visual regarding the difference between the Bush taxes and Obama taxes.
They are so different in scope, I absolutely see where the Tea Party charges of socialism and communism come from. < / sarcasm >
In other news, we're still only talking about taxes going back to the levels we saw during the Clinton years - between 36 and 39% top marginal rates. That is, opposed to the "good ole days" of the Truman-Eisenhower era, when top marginal rates were sometimes over 90%.
The tax man also has yet to come to my door and charge me any additional taxes to pay for health care reform, but I have been paying for two wars since 2003. I'll be sure to let everyone know when that changes.