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Online Calculator Tells You How Much of Your Paycheck Each Presidential Candidate Will Take

As the November elections loom on the horizon, the presidential candidates have all released their tax proposals on the percentage of your income that they will need to take from you every year to maintain themselves.

According to the Tax Foundation, Hilary Clinton would add a 4% surtax on income over $5,000,000. She also raises rates on medium-term capital gains (investments held for less than six years) to between 24% and 39.6%.

Ted Cruz establishes a flat rate of 10% on all ordinary income and increases the standard deduction to $10,000 per filer.

Donald Trump establishes four tax brackets, with rates of 0%, 10%, 20% and 25%. The top rate applies to to income over $150,000 for single filers and $300,000 for joint filers.

And, to fund his grandiose plan of government paying for nearly everything in our lives, Bernie Sanders proposes tax rates taking over half of the income of certain individuals.

Sanders establishes four new brackets of 37%, 43%, 48%, and 52%. The top rate applies to taxable income over $10 million. He also raises the rate of all other brackets by 2.2%. If you make $10 million in a year, Bernie Sanders will take $5.2 million — because “free stuff.”

Vox.com partnered with the Tax Policy Center to create a calculator that estimates just how much these proposals will cost you.

Warning, knowing how much Sanders’ plans will cost can be shocking.

The calculator: How much does each candidate’s tax plan affect you?

Calculator from Vox.com

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.
  • Stephen Nash-Webber

    Vox does not account for not paying private healthcare at all. This is a major deficit. Every other candidate offers nothing to offset people’s or employers costs. Average citizens and their employers would see their costs go down more than their taxes are increased.

  • Marc Wilson

    Pretty much garbage in my opinion as it does not include Gary Johnson.