An elusive idea normally exploited by spoiled children... or occasionally, by the enduringly central icon of a political party.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRuWMoEWE1E
Then we should lower the secretary's tax rates - it's only fair!
Ronald Reagan advocated jealousy-driven socialist class warfare redistribution, he repeatedly raised taxes to improve the economy, and he even used teleprompters. He'd be dead meat in today's GOP.The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government, and my hagiography is revisionist."
President Reagan, June 6, 1985, on the tax code:"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy! Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver, or less?"Crowd: "More! More!"Reagan again, June 28, 1985:"Just a few moments ago, I told some people inside the building here of a letter that I just received the day before yesterday. It’s a letter from a man out here in the country, an executive who’s earning in six figures — well above $100,000 a year. He wrote me in support of the tax plan because he said, “I am legally able to take advantage of the present tax code — nothing dishonest, doing what the law prescribes — and wind up paying a smaller salary than my secretary gets — or I mean, paying a smaller — I’m sorry, paying a smaller tax than my secretary pays.” And he wrote me the letter to tell me he’d like to come to Washington and testify before Congress as to how that’s possible for him to do and why it is wrong. So, this is the kind of spirit that is going on throughout the country. It stands to reason that the more complex our tax code is, the more open it is to abuse. So, we’re making it simple to make it fair. "
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