One of the biggest debates about taxes is what is “fair” in terms of who should be paying how much of their income, and what how tax breaks are distributed.
Where you stand in the debate over who pays “more” in taxes — the rich, the middle class, or the poor — largely depends on what you define as “more.” Is it sheer numbers? Is it effective tax tax rate?
Whether or not you think that more needs to be done to ensure that the tax code is more progressive (or whether you think it’s “unfairly” progressive by over-taxing the rich) is an interesting debate. And the recent report from Congressional Budget Office about the distribution of tax breaks is only likely to add more fuel to the fire.
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