There are lots of issues on the table for affiliates as we approach the 2008 United States Presidential election, and I got to thinking… which of the candidates would be best for affiliates.
While we face a variety of issues, including the economy, Iraq, climate change, and immigration, the area I will focus on in this instance is the wallets of affiliates and how the tax plans of John McCain and Barack Obama will impact them.
The Tax Policy Center, a non-partisan, joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, compiled a breakdown that illustrates how the average tax bill could change in 2009 if either John McCain’s or Barack Obama’s tax proposals are fully in place.
While most affiliates fall into income ranges where the tax proposals are fairly similar, the super affiliates (and those who aspire to that income range) will see markedly different changes in their tax bill under John McCain vs. Barack Obama.
Read more on the 2008 Presidential Candidates’ Tax Proposals at http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/election_issues_matrix.cfm.