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    tax rate is if the minimum wage was jacked up to a livable/taxable standard and then indexed to a livable/taxable standard.  If any companies want to complain about how high the minimum wage would be, they could get a nice "Shut the fuck up, you pay NO taxes" as a response.

    Also, I'm assuming the path for punishing businesses for not paying minimum wage is a lot easier to go down than for tax evasion.  And, it's probably a lot more difficult for businesses to get away with it compared to tax evasion.

    This would solve the big problem where those making minimum wage are dirt poor, which is the obvious big win.  And, it would take away the rightwing talking point about how so many people "pay no taxes" because even minimum wage folks could pay a little federal tax.

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