Vice President Joe Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Request Includes the Greatest Tax Increase in History|

Earlier this week, Vice President Biden reiterated his call for congressional Democrats to rewrite the nation’s tax code and significantly hike rates on companies and ultra-wealthy individuals.

The tax rises were included in the president’s $5.8 trillion budget forecast for government spending in fiscal 2023, which begins in October and runs through December.

Taxes would rise by $2.5 trillion under his plan, which would be the highest increase in taxation in history in terms of dollars. The deficit would amount to $1.15 trillion dollars.


The increased taxes would be carried mostly by Wall Street and the wealthiest fraction of the United States’ population and would take the shape of a higher corporate rate, a modified wealth tax, and a global minimum tax.

At the White House on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden spoke of “reducing the Trump deficits and returning our fiscal house to order,” referring to the widening spending imbalance that has grown under previous President Donald Trump.

Specifically, he stated that the budget “encourages smart investment and economic growth, as well as a more egalitarian economy, while ensuring that companies and the extremely rich pay their due part.”

In addition to a minimum 20 percent tax on incomes of households worth $100 million or more, the levies proposed on Monday are comparable to other Democratic measures made last year to pay for Vice President Joe Biden’s huge spending plan.

However, as negotiations with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin came to a halt, those pitches were abandoned.

The so-called “Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” would generate $361 billion in revenue over a ten-year period and would be levied on the top 0.01 percent of households, or approximately 20,000 people in the United States.

According to the White House, about half of the country’s revenue comes from the country’s 700 billionaires.

Greatest Tax Increase in History.

According to the idea, the wealthiest Americans would be compelled to pay a tax rate of at least 20 percent on their total income, which would include both wage income and any unrealized profits they had.

If a billionaire does not pay 20 percent of his or her income in taxes, he or she will be required to make a “top-up payment” to make up the shortfall in order to satisfy the new requirement.

Households that pay 20 percent of the tax will not be asked to pay an additional fee.

In part, this is due to the increasing value of assets like stocks and real estate, which are not considered taxable income unless they are sold by the individual who owns them, allowing them to legally store their fortunes and decrease their tax burden.

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According to the present law, again is only taxed if and when the asset is sold by the owner of the asset.

“As a result, this new minimum tax will eliminate the ability of ultra-high-net-worth people to avoid paying taxes on their unrealized income for decades or generations,” the White House stated in its budget proposal.

However, despite the fact that Biden did not favor a billionaires’ tax during the 2020 presidential election campaign, he changed his mind this past year after Manchin vetoed a different budget package that contained tax increases on wealthy firms and individuals earning more than $400,000.

However, it is still uncertain whether or not Democratic members of Congress will support Biden’s plan to tax billionaires and ultra-millionaires.

A different billionaires’ tax idea from Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was called “convoluted” by Manchin at the time, but he has since indicated that he would accept some form of taxation on the wealthiest Americans.

As part of his budget plan, Biden also recommended boosting the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent, as well as proposing a worldwide minimum tax to combat the use of offshore tax-havens.

Biden’s budget request is available here. Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has already stated that she will not support an increase in the corporation tax rate.


Under his proposed budget, the nation’s deficit would drop by moreover $1 trillion over the next decade, according to his estimates.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal deficit will reach approximately $2.8 trillion in the fiscal year 2021, while the national debt will have surpassed $30 trillion.