TaxpayerShakedown

Tax Reform Is a Scam: Tell Us What We Really Pay!

In another post, Randall Holcombe rightly notes the pressing need for tax reform. Holcombe argues that Trump’s proposed tax reform is “an improvement over the current system.”
That may be true (we will see). Yet, today my news feed reports nonchalantly that the Republican Congress passed a budget in excess of $4 trillion. That is $12,693 per capita. Stated differently, the federal government spends $50,000 for every four Americans. Picture a family of four for comparison’s sake. Where is the spending reform?
That doesn’t get to the real cost of government, which also includes local and state spending amounting to another $3

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