Angry and Timely
New in Slate.com:
Meme Watch: Consumption Tax Gambit: Taxing the poor by stealth?
By Timothy Noah
Posted Monday, February 17, 2003, at 2:50 PM PT
Coincidental email from Angry Bear to Timothy Noah (twelve hours before the Slate story was posted):
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 02:52:54 -0800 (PST)
From: “Angry Bear”
Big fan of most of your articles, of late, particularly the “meme watches” on the tax the poor meme. In any event, you haven’t yet added coverage of chapter 5 of the most recent Economic Report of the President. There, the CEA argues explicitly for replacing the income tax with a consumption tax–with a consumption tax, of course, there would be no more “lucky duckies” not paying taxes. Well, I suppose that if you were poor enough to not consume anything at all, you would still be a lucky duck. See angrybear.blogspot.com for more.
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