Shorter Ross Douthat

The payroll tax has proved to be an effective way to redistribute a small amount of money from the rich to the poor and therefore we should seize every opportunity to undermine it; if this makes Social Security less solvent, all the better! (Summarizing “Our Enemy, the Payroll Tax”))

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2 Responses to Shorter Ross Douthat

  1. David Gross says:

    The payroll tax, which regressively taxes income flatly only up to a maximum income threshold, so that working people can pay to supplement other people’s retirement is a /what/ again? A redistribution from the rich to the poor? Where did you get that idea?

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