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Progressive Taxation: supported by Adam Smith and most economists

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Phokus, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Phokus

    Phokus Rookie

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    I was doing a bit of research about the flat tax/progressive tax and i came upon some surprising quotes/stats on who was in favor of progressive taxation



    Chris Rock had a bit about alimony and i think it's a great analogy to how bad an idea the flat tax is:

    "If you're making 20 million, your wife want 10, big deal, you ain't starving. But if you're making 30 thousand and your wife want 15, you just might have to kill her!"

    YouTube - Chris Rock - Alimony

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    Oh one more interesting thing

    Apparently pretty much all developed western countries support progressive taxation while former communist states support flat taxation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat_tax_in_Europe.svg

    Progressive taxation: Supported by 81% of economists, the father of capitalism Adam Smith, and pretty much all developed western nations

    Flat Taxation: Supported by former commie states and idiots

    Why the hell do conservatives even keep talking about the flat tax again?
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  2. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think the issue is progressive taxation. Most people, like myself, don't have a problem with the general concept. The problem some people have with it, like with most anything, is the specifics.

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