STUART VARNEY: Welcome to ‘Tax the Rich Week’! No mercy will be shown to the plutocrats! Double the tax on their capital gains. And sock them with a death tax they can’t escape.
The rich don’t get much sympathy. Bashing them keeps rank and file Democrats happy.
But this is only half the story. What about rich Democrats, and more importantly rich Democrat donors?
Well, they are quietly demanding a tax change which helps them! They want the repeal of SALT. They want to deduct their state and local taxes again.
If I was to lay bets on it, I’d say that’s what they’re going to get. If you live in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California and you are a Democrat with money, this is what you want!
And the Democrat governors of those states want it too, so they can stop the exodus to low-tax states.
That’s a powerful combination. Rich donors and the governors of big population states.
My guess is that the administration will have it both ways. Publicly bashing the rich with much higher taxes, but quietly giving Democrat donors a tax break of their own, repealing SALT.
Who would’ve thought? The new Democrat party, led by socialists, giving a tax break to the rich, because they want their money in the party’s coffers, not so much in the United States Treasury.