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Taxation Fairness

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I’ve often seen data from the USA showing the proportions of income and tax but rarely in such a clean, simple format as this graph.

Mind you, if the wealthy continue to flex their privilege they’ll find increasingly little support from the GOP for tax cuts for them, on top of the GOP’s four decade efforts that have created an ever more progressive tax system that, as the graph shows, very much taxes the rich.

See also Why do Millionaires hate Billionaires? and Every Billionaire is a Policy Failure. Those people are not part of the graph since they don’t rely on “income” and are therefore untouched by income tax.

I wonder what the corresponding data for New Zealand is?


Written by Tom Hunter

November 15, 2021 at 12:18 pm

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  1. Very similar in NZ too.

    John JohnO

    November 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm

  2. There are always pleas for the wealthy to pay their “fair” share.

    What they really want is for someone else to pay more.

    Taxes are inherently unfair, they are universally leveled more heavily on the wealthy simply because they have the money.

    It’s easier.


    November 15, 2021 at 7:51 pm

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