OneStat.com Web Analytics Trust People (once an Englishman in Philly): How progressive is 'progressive taxation'?

Friday, March 18, 2005

How progressive is 'progressive taxation'?

More good stuff about the flat tax from Madsen Pirie at the ASIblog. The problem which he doesn't deal with, from a political point of view, is the perceived impact on low-income people just above the payment threshold who currently are eligible for a range of help in meeting their obligations (perhaps the elderly or retired, large working families). I suspect this can be shifted, but it is best to be honest about it from the start.

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