Increase revenues is a very good argument
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Submitted by Jose A Hernandez (United States), Sep 28, 2010 08:38
Your e-mail seems to lead to the conclusion, whether intended or not, that it is insignificant whether lower taxes create more revenues. I disagree. Government revenues is a key point. Unless you want to starve the government to submission, which is not a totally unsavory proposition, I believe that government revenues is key to tax rates.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Okay, I agree it is a significant argument, I just don't think it's the best one, because more revenue for the government means more money for the government to use not just on good things like national parks or defense but on doling out in favors to special interests, wasting on pork-barrel bridges to nowhere, paying regulators to harass businesses, etc.
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