huffingtonpost.com — Don't look now, but Congress just raised your taxes. How can that be? Didn't they just approve a bill that will keep Bush-era tax cuts in place, lower the inheritance tax, and lower the Social Security tax for a year? Call it the "debt tax." Whenever the federal government enacts a bill that it does not pay for, we go further into debt — in this case $900 billion. When you buy something you can't afford, you borrow the money and pay interest on what you borrow. The interest the government has to pay on its debt has to come from you, the taxpayer, and thus it acts just like a tax — your tax dollars pay it.
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