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‘Fairer’ tax code needed to help poor

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After a presidential election campaign in which debates on tax fairness figured prominently, the battle has now emphatically shifted to the states. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, for instance, recently announced his support for a “flatter, fairer” tax code, and lawmakers in more than a dozen other states are poised to grapple with major tax legislation in 2013. But how unfair are state tax systems right now — and how can these flaws be remedied? What ...


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albright1
February 10, 2013
5 p.m.

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It was hard to read this because of its clasic lefty "tax the rich" theme. But the author should go back the the keyboard and rethink. His statement that "Property taxes also tend to fall most heavily on the poor" is pure bunk.

Phils2008
February 10, 2013
6:30 p.m.

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Lets pretend what you say is true that the poorest 20% pay more in sales, property and income taxes as a percentage of income. Those are all taxes that liberals continually jack up to provide more and more benefits for that very same poorest 20% and their cronies. Maybe it would be more productive to tell us what the net is for that 20%. Trickle up poverty
cheerleaders like you two idiots will destroy America, which I assume is your goal. Supply-side cheerleaders don't need your lefty scrutiny. Revenues have never failed to increase. That's a fact. Just because you take the increased revenue supply and spend it like drunken sailors proves the folly of your statement. If we only had a means to stop your prolific spending, supply side economics would cause a historic boom.

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