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Hig Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:13 AM
Maybe in most circles you frequent, Mr. Sowell is a "lunatic." My guess is that most members of those "circles" believe that raising tax rates will increase revenue. Historically wrong and in violation of Economics 101. It's simple cause-and-effect. But any place I read a commentary on Mr. Sowell's work, the word most often used is "brilliant."
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Hig Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:10 AM
And your point is?
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Hig Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:09 AM
When the government taxes corporations (big or small), it is taking money that the corporations could have used to purchase labor, services, raw materials, finished products, etc. The government then uses the taxes it collects, spends a majority on itself to keep the lights running, and pays all the people it needs to confiscate corporate earnings. With the pittance remaining, it buys labor, services, raw materials, finished products, etc. The difference is it buys much, much less than private corporations could have bought if tax rates had not risen. Big government "stimulus" programs work much less effectively and much less efficiently than corporate investments. They create a net loss of funds available to invest in the economy.
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