Talking points defined

Lower the rates and broaden the base.  This is conservative talk for lower the tax rates on the wealthy ( lower rates) and tax the poor and middle more. (broaden the base.)

Think of it like this. Picture 3 triangles side by side. 1 is right side up and 2 are upside down. The first is a representation of the population. Most of the population is on the bottom. The second is the income distribution. Most of the wealth is on top. The third is the tax structure. The people at the top who make the most money, pay for most of the taxes.

The thing is, this plan only broadens the base of the third (tax structure) pyramid, instead of both the second and third. What the wealthy would like is to see 1 right side up, one upside down, and the last one right side up. That leaves most of the people making a little bit of money, but expected to pay most of the taxes, while a few on top make most of the money, and pay little to no taxes.

Kind of reminds me of a period in history when Dukes and Lords ruled the lands. I thought this was America. Didn’t we tell those that condoned that lifestyle where to go once? And now we are going to fight for this?


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