In February, President Barack Obama rolled out his plan for the federal budget – a budget created with the vision of aiding the middle class and making health insurance available to more Americans. Since his campaign, he has also repeatedly vowed that taxes will not go up for families making less than $250,000 annually.

Given this mission and that pledge, the question becomes: how will the federal government fund the President’s sweeping social programs? If taxes won’t rise for the middle class and working class, where will the money come from? The all-but-certain answer: from residents in Montgomery County, MD. Currently approximately 2.1% of Americans have AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) of $250,000 or more, but in the state of Maryland 3.1% of Marylanders have AGI of more than $250,000 and in Montgomery County, MD 6.95% of county residents have AGI of more than $250,000. Therefore, the Obama tax plan will hurt Montgomery County residents three times harder than the average American family.

Turning back the hands of time?

In the President’s conception, the sun would set on tax cuts given to high-income earners during the Bush years. Families earning more than $250,000 and individuals earning more than $200,000 would contend with the tax rates they faced during the Clinton administration.

The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts would expire in 2011. In 2011, the highest two tax brackets would return to 36% and 39.6%, and the capital gains tax rate would head back up to 20%. The Obama administration believes this could raise $637 billion over the coming decade.

How might things change for businesses?

Among the ideas being considered: a requirement that investment partnerships pay regular income tax rates rather than capital gains tax rates; revoking methods of inventory accounting that can help to cut business taxes; and further restricting corporate options for automatic deferral of federal taxes on overseas income. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has claimed that planned tax increases would only affect only about 2% of filers with business profits; the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation puts the figure at 3%.

Like or not, you or neighbor will be taxed differently in the future, and it will have a dramatic effect on the Montgomery County economy … therefore, you should see that your invested assets are allocated in a way that makes sense in an Obama tax world.

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