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Is Obama's New Tax Plan a War on Women or just a Bad Plan?

The span style=”font-style:italic;”New York Sun/span a href=”http://www.nysun.com/editorials/obamas-war-on-women/83871/”has an interesting op-ed /aentitled, “Obama’s War on Women”:br /br /blockquoteIt amounts to a declaration of war on two-income families, a marriage penalty of punitive proportions. If those two single persons with income just under $200,000 get married, Mr. Obama is going to hammer them with a huge tax increase. If the second earner, who in many cases is the woman, is going to have to give 54% of what she earns to the government, she might as well stay home with the children. Mr. Obama may be able to get away with symbolic slights to women, such as not picking Senator Clinton as vice president. But punishing them with confiscatory taxes for participating in the workforce at a high income level moves the slight into the realm of substance./blockquotebr /br /I have never thought punishing people–whether men or women–for making more money and rewarding them for making less was a good strategy. How can you tell your kids to grow up to be successful and earn a good living when Obama’s tax plan is to take a good percentage of it if you are “too successful?”