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Taxing the Poor

PaleoPatriot Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:17 AM
"Liberals don't just appreciate the ignorance of the public ... they count on it." Excellent quote AKA. You can quantify this by looking at the last election, as well as the cult of environmentalism.

With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the marginal tax rate on someone living in poverty can sometimes be higher than the marginal tax rate on millionaires.

While it is true that nearly half the households in the country pay no income tax at all, the apparently simple word "tax" has many complications that can be a challenge for even professional economists to untangle.

If you define a tax as only those things that the government chooses to call a tax, you get a radically different picture from...