On The Inevitable Surge Of Tax Rates

For all who doubt the Obama administration will raise tax rates into the stratosphere in the very near future, here is a chart created by dshort.com which compares the total level of debt to GDP with Federal tax brackets over the past century. The correlation between the two isunmistakable . Unless the administration promptly finds a way to reduce the massive amount of debt that it continues to issue (in March alone the US Treasury issued a massive $333 billion in net debt), tax rates will have no option but to spike to levels not seen since the 50's. And that means a tax bracket for the highest earners of about 90%... You didn't think socialism comes cheaply now did you?

Here are some additional charts that correlate major moves in the Debt-GDP ratio with key external events...Is it time for WW3 yet?

And with US presidents...