Reader comment on: Grover Norquist Interview
Submitted by ben (United States), Dec 6, 2010 20:48
Clearly, Grover Norquist needs to take some econ classes at Harvard. I do not donate to the government because I think I can make a better choice of where my dollars should go than the government. However, this is not inconsistent with wanting higher tax rates to fund government programs. Why? Because many people do NOT give to charity on the same scale as they do in paying taxes. If we cut taxes by 10 percent and then mandated that everyone gives that 10% to charitable causes, that might be an interesting thought experiment. But in reality, if taxes were cut 10%, people would pocket 9% and give the rest to charity, perhaps. We elect people to make decisions in the best interests of the country, having a country with a basic social safety net is in all of our best interests and requires government to raise money through taxation.
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|⇒ Nonsense [150 words]||ben||Dec 6, 2010 20:48|
|↔ Nonsense Rebutted [201 words]||Frank||Dec 8, 2010 16:42|
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