The House Democrats' plan to reform health care is funded in part by a "tax surcharge" on Americans making more than $350,000 a year. Families making between $350,000 and $500,000 a year would face a 1% tax surcharge. Those making more than $500,000 would face a 1.5% tax surcharge. And those making more than $1 million would face a 5.4% tax surcharge.
According to the Associated Press, these taxes will bring in $544 billion over the next 10 years. Estimates for the total cost of the health care plan are between $1 and $1.5 trillion.
Our question to you - is it fair to tax the "rich" to fund this plan?
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