The president’s State of the Union address on January 24, 2012, contained several tax mentions:
- For tax “fairness”: A promise to enforce the so-called “Buffett rule” so that wealthy executives pay no less than their secretaries.
- For job creation: An international minimum tax on corporations that take or keep U.S. jobs overseas. He also favors a lower tax rate for domestic manufacturers and the creation of additional tax breaks for high-tech manufacturing.
No details of proposals were mentioned. They should be included in the President’s 2013 budget, which will be sent to Congress in February.