This is, like, totally the kind of thing that makes us all feel so charitable towards the GOP:
June 10, 2008 -- WE'RE in for taxing times if Barack Obama wins the White House, says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "He's going to take the capital gains tax at 15 percent right now all the way up to 25 to 28 percent," the "Money Honey" tells Avenue. "Sell anything, like a home or stocks, and make a profit . . . [almost] 30 percent of the profit will go to the government instead of 15." The income tax is also in for a bump. Bartiromo says, "Right now [it] is 35 percent, Obama wants to take that to 39 percent . . . We're talking about people who make over $200,000. That's not rich. So it's actually going to impact more people than you may think."
Wow, if making $200,000 is "not rich," what does that make all the rest of us? OMG, and I thought I was doing OK!
Think Progress helpfully points out that, to be fair, Ms. Bartiromo makes over a million dollars a year and was delighted to receive a $500,000 advance (!!) for her sure-to-be-riveting book, so I suppose, to her, a year living on a low six-figure sum would seem like slumming.