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To: Uncle Miltie
Increasing tax rates will reduce economic activity.

Historically, higher periods of economic growth have been during periods of higher marginal income tax rates.

Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945

8 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:42 AM PST by ksen
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To: ksen

The analysts cherry picked the start date as post-WWII so that the only un-destroyed country on the planet (U.S.) showed great growth under high rates.

Pluswhich, if higher marginal tax rates CAUSED higher periods of economic growth, then a 99% tax would maximize economic growth, wouldn’t it?

Further, has the Laffer Curve been disproved?

Additionally, “Hauser’s Law,” postulates that US federal revenues, as a percentage of GDP, have remained stable at approximately 19.5% over the period 1950 to 2007 despite changes in marginal tax rates over the same period. Doesn’t that show that changes marginal rates are merely avoided by citizens by changing their economic behavior and presentation of taxable income to the Feds?

Do you believe the CBO is an unbiased source for Tax Policy advice? Or, mightn’t they be biased towards the source of their paychecks?

One can go on all day.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:17:51 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: ksen

Ah yes, the old cause/effect dissonance. Good to see you’re still trying.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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