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The Great Tax Divide

WodenofAzgard Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 12:59 AM
Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently clear. Why should the flower girl pay the same tax rate percentage as the trucking company owner when she uses much less societal resources and pollutes much less?
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...