The Rich Deserve A Tax Break, Too

The battle for the moral high ground in the tax cut debate has begun. At issue is a 10% across-the-board proposal to cut income taxes. Republican conservatives want to show that the tax burden on Americans is the heaviest since World War II--20% of GDP--and is unfair. Democrats and GOP moderates want to show that a uniform tax cut mostly benefits the rich--and is unfair. The truth is that both sides are being disingenuous. If "fairness" is to be the measure, it is just as easy to argue that the rich deserve a tax break as it is to say that the poor and middle class should get one.

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