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Inequality

HHKrentz Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 8:15 PM
If the grocery bagger uses the roads, relies on the police, fire department, the army to keep enemy hostiles off of his land, uses the court system, then yeah, he should pay taxes. Anything beyond proportional taxes is, by definition, unfair. You think YOU get to advance to the next grade? You can't even use the word fascism properly in a sentence. On second thought, it's only too obvious you've been to a public school.

The topic de jour on the political left is inequality. From President Obama to the editorial pages of The New York Times the message is the same: low taxes (especially on the wealthy) and deregulation are making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Their solution: more big government.

Here's the problem: nothing about this message is true. The George W. Bush tax cuts made after-tax incomes in the United States more equal, not less equal. Furthermore, all over the world low taxes, less regulation and limited government are associated with more income equality, not less. In addition, the greatest beneficiaries...