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Taxing the Poor

soccerman Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:02 PM
Lets see rgama. In this post you purport to be a climate scientist. In your next post, you challenged Dr. Sowell as if you are an economist. Why don't you let us know about your academic and experiential achievement ?

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...