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The Great Tax Divide

suz Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:21 PM
the columnist is quite knowledgeable. if only bho and his administration were this intelligent, oh the places we could go.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:25 PM
BHO and his administration could easily use Sowell and others as consultants.
Problem is, what Sowell, Williams, et al. have in knowledge goes against what BHO wants to set up.
There was a time when Democrats and Republicans alike could talk sense about tax rates, in terms of what is best for the economy, without demagoguery about "tax cuts for the rich."

Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy spoke plainly about the fact that higher tax rates on individuals and businesses did not automatically translate into higher tax revenues for the government. Beyond some point, high tax rates on those with high incomes simply led to those incomes being invested in tax-free bonds, with the revenue from those bonds being completely lost to the government -- and the investments lost...