Sunday, April 17, 2005

Family Friendly Tax Reform

With Tax Day 2005 mercifully in the rear-view mirror, it's a good time to revisit the discussion about how to reform the system. Over the last four years, the tax burden on the middle class has increased, while special interests have benefitted from a host of tax cuts and loopholes.

Over at the Progressive Policy Institute's site, Paul Weinstein gets the discussion started with his plan for Family Friendly Tax Reform. For anyone who wants to make the tax system simpler and more sensible, this piece is required reading.

Comments:
Peter,

Your approach sounds much like having people without kids subsidizing those who do have kids. Why is it right to take from those who do not or can not have children or from those whose children are already grown?

It would seem that your would shift fiscal responsibility and planning from parents. This concerns me as a taxpayer that I would essentially be forced via the tax system to pay for someone else's life choices.

Have you no proposal that would promote fair and equitable tax contribution?

What say you?

~Ru
 
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