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The Largest Tax Increase Since World War II

mlew Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:27 PM
Government does things that only government can do. If you think privatization is the answer, you are being mislead. Analyses of privatization shows that it is ofen more expensive and less effective and it still costs taxpayers money. If you dont want roads and schools and prisons and police departments and fire departments and environmental protection and air traffic control and armies (I know. . .armies are constitutional), that is fine but it would result in a country that would be little better than Uganda.
Fully going over the fiscal cliff would be the largest tax increase since World War II, according to the Tax Foundation and will result in the highest top tax rates in decades. They've composed a chart tracking marginal rates since 1954. Take a look at the end, and the size of the jump projected in tax rates:

Keep in mind that as rates have come down, average tax revenue has stayed roughly the same. Reforms to the U.S. tax code have given us one of the most - if not the single most - progressive...