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Discussion: (5 comments)

  1. David Parsons

    It is mindlessly suicidal to “push” for top rate reduction. When you do this, you’re advertising you care about “rich” people, and you lose votes.

    Get elected. This is not the way to do it.

  2. To paraphrase Milton Friedman, if you’ve cut taxes and revenue is going up, you didn’t cut them enough.

  3. GoneWithTheWind

    If you tax something you get less of it. So if we tax success the successful productive people will go elsewhere. I guess if that is your goal then raise the taxes.

  4. Thomas Sullivan

    The way to maximize tax revenues is by doubling, tripling, or quadrupling the size of the economy. A 4% real growth rate results in a real doubling in 18 years. Do that twice and we outrun the spending ability of the socialists.

  5. Should Republicans keep pushing for a 25% top tax rate?“…

    No the Republican shouldn’t…

    Instead they should be pushing for a 25% reduction in welfare and entitlement spending every year…

    Set a base year and the amounts of money spent…

    Then the following years keep on cutting…

    How soon will debt plus interest be paid off using last year’s tax rates?

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