Scott Rasmussen

One of the reasons such a conceptual plan draws support is that it's grounded in a reality that some reformers occasionally forget. Americans pay taxes on lots of things besides their income. Some taxes (sales taxes and payroll taxes) do take a higher share of income from lower and middle-income Americans. So a graduated income tax to balance that out seems fair to most voters, not to soak the rich but to make sure that all Americans are treated equally.


Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker and columnist for Creators Syndicate.

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