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  •  the trouble is (0+ / 0-)

    a perfectly rational definition of "fair" is "the same rate".  In other words, the flat tax.   And while this would bring in more money from the tax-dodging plutocrats, it would not bring in as much as really higher rates for them, like we had in the 50's and 60's.   You remember the 50's and 60's, the boom times?

    •  and I would counter that is not fair (0+ / 0-)

      and then there would be an argument over what is fair.  And that is what you want discussed and becomes the topic that has to be addressed.  See how it works?

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