This post was originally published on Forbes Oct 14, 2015
I covered the Democratic debate from the Sahara Restaurant in Worcester Mass which had been taken over by We Want Bernie - Worcester for the evening. I was mainly looking for new bits of tax information from each of the candidates. There was nothing. The tax comments were interspersed in discussions of other issues. The candidates were very civil with one another and avoided taking advantage of the few zingers that were put in the question. Here is what I noted the most.
I got quite a bit on tax policy from the Sanders campaign, which I covered here. Some of the high points are lower thresholds and higher rates for estate tax, elimination of favorable rates on capital gains and dividends and elimination on cap on earnings subject to social security tax.