Originally Posted by Amethyst
Tax increases scare people (including me), and many people don't know or care about legislative processes.
According to this Roll Call report (here
, h/t Gumby) the number of legislative proposals that become law has fallen to 1.5%. The rest fail.
No one knows how many campaign proposals and political speeches become legislative proposals but given the bluster and hyperbole, it must be a likewise small number.
We are all interested in potential tax increases. This is why we choose to wait until there is actual legislation and committee action, which is what makes a discussion here meaningful and potentially actionable.