2) if you are paying 36% rate and it goes to nearly 40% that is a ten percent rate increase in the amount of money taken from each additional dollar
3) if your income is mainly investment income (which is taxed twice) your net taxes will double (at least) because your rate will go from 15cents out of every dollar to almost 40Cents
4) you are not able to say if its a hardship or not-you have no idea what those targeted for the dem tax hikes are spending now.
I know several families that have 3 kids in elite colleges and or grad schools. If their income is 400K a year their net income is often in the 250K range after state local and federal taxes and they are pumping out 150K in tuition. a ten or twenty thousand dollar increase in income taxes is going to be a hardship
are you willing to pay a rate of 39.6%?