Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Reasons for My Plan

Admidst an article by Steven Malanga at Real Clear Markets, are some good reasons to support my emphasis on ditching the corporate income tax and passing a flat tax.

On the Corporate Tax:

"Our corporate tax rate is now so high and uncompetitive that even re-destributive types like Charlie Rangel, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, think it should be lowered. Our adjusted federal and average state corporate tax rate, at 39.27 percent, is higher than 28 out of 29 Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members. In 24 states, including California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York, the combined federal-local tax rate is higher than in any other OECD country"

On the Income Tax:

By contrast, 24 countries around the world have now gone in the opposite direction, employing simple flat-tax schemes with no loopholes for special interests and no double taxation in the form of capital gains or estate taxes.

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