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The Progressive Income Tax Turns 100

Marie169 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 8:45 AM
Abolition of private property , Marx's first point of his Manifesto , is the major goal of Progressives . Our government tries to Nationalize wealth through the progressive income tax .

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Investor’s Business Daily.

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama and fellow modern progressives/liberals should be ecstatic all this year, rejoicing over the centenary of something so fundamental to their ideology, to their core goals of government, to their sense of economic and social justice—to what Obama once called “redistributive change.”

And what is...