Taxation: Let’s Get it Right

December 14, 2012


It’s not right for politicians to ask people to elect them to take money from one person to give to another.  Oh, they chose their words better than that. Instead, they talk about increasing taxes on one rich person to help 99 poor people.  Politicians know that’s candy to the ears of the 99.


In reality, for politicians to take from “the rich” is anything but fair.


Some folks insist that it’s fairest for everyone to pay the same proportion of their income in taxes.  Others insist that as incomes rise it’s fairest for people to pay an increasing proportion of their income in taxes.


But let’s acknowledge that our tax laws don’t result from government’s interest in fairness.  Those laws result from government’s obsessive interest in coming up with spending money.


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