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The Right and Wrong Approach to Tax Policy

Ned6 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 5:34 PM
If you are going to fix the tax code, you should include means-tested programs and make provision for retirement and medical savings accounts. Michael Tanner wrote a Townhall article showing how federal and state programs cost $20,000 for every person "in poverty". We need to get rid of those programs and incentivize people to work. Currently a family of 3 gets around $35K in benefits at 0 income. It only goes up to $45K, when they make well above that, because of lost benefits. Getting rid of 700,000 bureaucrats wouldn't hurt either.

“I personally don’t believe we ought to be raising taxes”

“You don’t raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven’t and why we’ve instead cut taxes. So I guess what I’d say is … you don’t raise taxes in a recession. ”

“The real risk to this economy is on the side of slow down…and that means we’ve got to make sure that we don’t take gasoline out of the tank at the end of this year.”

If you thought these quotes regarding the extension of the current tax rates were from a Republican, I wouldn’t blame you. But...