The (health care tax) bill would place a 5.4% surtax on individuals and families with annual gross income exceeding $1 million. Individuals and families with annual income between $350,000 and $500,000 would face a 1% surtax, and those making between $500,000 and $1 million a year would be hit with a 1.5% surtax.
Those surtaxes for the last two categories would jump to 2% and 3% by 2013,
So if one individual makes $350K, they get socked, but if two married people each make $175K they get hit.
This doesn't count the other Obama tax increases and deduction limitations which hit individuals AND families starting at barely over $150K. Even two middle managers each making $80K will find it much cheaper to stay single than pay the ever increasing marriage penalty.