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Sunday, August 1, 2010

What Bob Cesca says . . .

is to "circulate this graph everywhere."

Seems like a good idea to me.

Cesca also says:

It turns out that allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire will only hurt people earning more than $300,000 per year. And it appears as if keeping the Bush tax cuts in place would force people earning $60-150,000 to pay slightly more.

H/T to Southern Beale, extending the chain.

Now, go post this on your blog.

Seriously - what are you waiting for?


J said...

Cesca sort of gets it (actually he usually just blesses ObamaCo)--but see my blog for an interesting proposal on taxing the very rich.

According to some progressive econo-men we need to revoke the current tax brackets (which Reagan initiated) and return to something like the earlier, more complex brackets, where say very wealthy individuals (millionaires+) were taxed at higher rates (substantially higher) than just moderately wealthy ($250,000+). It's a bit weird that say billionaires pay no more in taxes-- per capita as the frat-boy economists say--than a successful doctor in town making 300 grand a year or so (what is it, about 45% on both--the Dr shouldn't be taxed much more, but the rates should 75% on the ueberwealthy).

And when someone reaches obscenely wealthy levels such as Warren Buffett or Billy Gates levels, the Feds just seize their cash and asssets.

Jazzbumpa said...

I'm not a regular Cesca reader, and saw this at Beal's place.

I wouldn't go so far as to just seize asstes . . . yet!

But steeply progressive taxation, on both income and inheritance is vitally important to avoid or undue the kind of wealth disparity we now have.

Thanks for the comment.