Reader comment on: Boskin on Government and Growth
in response to reader comment: Cold comfort for many
Submitted by ben (United States), May 25, 2011 20:39
I agree it isn't zero sum (this of course works in both directions). A bigger GDP allows the country to afford a stronger safety net only if people are will to commit money (taxes) to pay for this net. With a major political party opposed to tax increases of any kind ever, it doesn't seem like a larger pie will lead to a stronger safety net - even though the money is there.
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