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If Tax Cuts Can ´Change American
Life,´ Then Gov´t Really Is Too Big

Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 12/1/2017 7:15:55 AM

Tax Reform: Critics of the Republican tax cuts fret that they will have a profound effect on American lives. If true, that´s all the more reason to cut taxes and simplify the tax code. A lengthy New York Times "analysis" of the Senate tax bill published on Wednesday carried the ominous headline: "It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life." The story is full of scary sounding words like "re-engineering" and "behemoth" and "far-reaching." It quotes various sources calling the plan a "repudiation of the social contract" and a "grand deception," and warns that it will widen income

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harleynyc, 12/1/2017 8:00:16 AM     (No. 11467250)

Losing SALT deduction will have devastating effects on the entire economy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey, 12/1/2017 8:17:49 AM     (No. 11467264)

New tax plan: What you earn x 10% = your taxes...no deductions, no special cutouts for special groups, no waste of taxpayer money on a bloated IRS that harasses conservatives and loads up on guns and ammunition...no 1000´s of pages of ´regulations´ and ´rules´....one postcard makes filing easy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/1/2017 8:24:30 AM     (No. 11467278)

Congress is suddenly concerned about the deficit, and are worried that the tax plan will increase it?

More than likely, assuming the bill passes, it will be loaded with PORK.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/1/2017 9:08:17 AM     (No. 11467326)

Let´s get the arguement where it needs to be. If taxes are too low it stifles the economy. Why? Without sufficient defense and Justice department spending everything you build can be stolen from you by local criminals to organized gangs to foreign invaders. Increase taxes, provide for the defense and justice systems and the economy takes off.

On the other side of the continuum, we know taxes can stifle the economy because everything you build can be stolen, this time by the government.

Common sense, history, Arthur Laffer and even Ibn Khaldum in the 14th century all tell us that there must be some point where tax increases only reduce revenue to government. Recent history tells us we are clearly well beyond that point and can expect that as we keep more of our money the government also will have more yes by taxing less.

Somehow this ancient concept demonstrated to be true throughout history backed by common sense gets contorted to "trickle down economics." And of course we all know that doesn´t work. The contortion of vocabulary targets common sense creating a strawman argument that rational tax policy somehow relies on rich people tossing $100 bills out of their highrise windows just to be nice to the unwashed masses.

The arguement needs to be about just where are we on that continuum and where we are all better off being. We have to get off the silly endpoint bumper sticker level.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimjr, 12/1/2017 9:14:02 AM     (No. 11467338)

#1, It exposes the citizens of high-tax states to the the full burden of their states´ ill-preforming governments. Yes, that will hurt, but it is also self-inflicted.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 12/1/2017 11:12:31 AM     (No. 11467510)

Baloney, #1. High tax states have been paying less than their fair share of federal income taxes for decades, so those of us who live in sensible, lower tax states wind up paying more to the Feds to make up the same net revenue.
This is clearly unfair.

All US taxpayers should pay the same federal taxes if they have the same income. Subsidizing high tax states is unfair.

No federal tax freeloaders from high tax states.

Worst case, taxpayers in about 8 or 10 states will have their federal taxes increase to be the same everyone else has been paying all along.
No way that "devastate the entire economy". May make dent in those few states as their subsidies dry up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissMann, 12/1/2017 12:10:50 PM     (No. 11467585)

Completely agree with #5 and 6--and I live in California, with some of the highest state income tax.

Bring it on--let Californians feel the effects of their tax-and-spend ways. It will pinch, but it won´t be the devastation some are making it out to be.

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