They would set the mark at $1 million! Most people could relate to and accept that level. The $250K mark is going to hit small business owners hard. The $250k-$750K is the SUCCESSFUL small business owner who actually employ a lot of Americans. At the $1 million and above your safely moving into the large corporations and probably mostly executives. I have no problem with seeing these people pay higher taxes and it will NOT effect business or employment. The Capital Gains tax shouldn't go up! The Democrats should take a hard line it keeping it steady for everyone! This is more than a fair compromise and the Democrats tossing these at the Republicans and turning the tide would be interesting to say the least! But the Democrats are too fucking stupid to do this. In the end they will say the NO, only the $250K and below and taxes will go up on everyone! They will try to spin it as the Evil Republicans!