* 33.1 million Baby Boomers will see an average tax increase of $4,223 on an average income of $95,099.
* 15 million families will see an average tax increase of $4,138 on an average income of $70,662.
In addition to taking $494 billion from the pockets of taxpayers and giving it to the federal government, Congress also will curtail investment by resurrecting the death tax and by increasing the capital gains tax from a 15 percent rate to 25 percent.
Economists are calling the pending tax hike "taxmaggedon," and predict a recession if nothing is done.
Surely no one wants that. The time has come for responsible leadership in both the White House and on Capitol Hill. The best way to get that is to elect it.
Voter registration at the 55 county clerk's offices in West Virginia ends on Oct. 16 for the Nov. 6 election.
The nation cannot afford taxmaggedon.