3 thoughts on “Is the U.S. tax system more progressive than those of most other rich countries?

  1. yeah, but those most other rich countries provide their citizens with services worth the taxes they pay. What do we get other than huge transfers of wealth to the upper brackets ?

  2. “huge transfers of wealth to the upper brackets” – pointing at a system where the vast majority of Federal income tax is from the “upper brackets” and there is no national sales tax. Yet the left still talk about “huge transfers of wealth to the upper brackets” in a comment thread directly under an paper proving that is not so. The minds of the left appear to be unreachable by evidence and rational argument .

    As for the claim that various European governments provide people with “services worth the taxes they pay” – that is just a free floating statement – unsupported by evidence or argument. If this form of thinking is common in New York State no wonder the State is in such a mess.

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