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May 09, 2005


I am all in support of a progressive tax IF people at the low end pay in... Currently, about 1/3 of people pay NO TAX because of their tax bracket (I am meaning the LOW END). Why should I subsidize them?

I would support 40% for all income over $100,000. 30% for between 50~100 thousand. 20% for under 50K. No exemptions. No rebates or child tax credits. I could support this.

Sorry, you inaccurately cited The Wealth of Nations here. Smith supported a higher tax rate for the wealthy:
"It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expence, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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