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  •  Why the hit job on Gov. Dean? (4+ / 0-)

    And your argument about the wealth tax does not fly. You cite amendment 16

    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes,

    which clearly talks about income, not about wealth. Also, IMHO, the public will be much more sympathetic to an income tax than to a wealth tax. If you earn something, you can give a part to gov't to do its job. If the gov't wants part of your steady state money, that is direct re-distribution, and as such a much more difficult sell.

    He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

    by Sophie Amrain on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:49:29 AM PST

    •  they could do a wealth tax in theory (0+ / 0-)

      but they'd have to come up with an equal amount of money from each state.  I have no idea how this could possibly work.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:49:41 AM PST

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    •  Everyone should be recommending this comment (0+ / 0-)

      Oh well.

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      by Seneca Doane on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:06:31 AM PST

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