New York Times:  “The federal income tax increases over the next three years have led to lots of grumbling. But for all the back and forth about the percentages, something has been overlooked: what do these increases mean in real numbers? . . . high earners will be paying 17 to 19 percent more in taxes by 2013 than this year.  But these are just federal taxes.  That does not include state taxes or Social Security contributions, or property and sales taxes.”