Bush Tax Cuts Unfair… To The Rich

So says Slate’s Steven Landsburg.

The Bush tax cuts (which Congress just voted to extend) are an affront to the most fundamental principles of fairness. They are skewed in favor of those who already pay less than their rightful share of taxes and shift the burden even farther onto the shoulders of the most overtaxed. In other words, the Bush tax cuts are unfair to the rich.

He closes with an ironic paragraph:

But if, on the other hand, you believe that the tax system should soak the rich even more than it already does – or, to put it more genteelly, that the tax system should be more progressive than it already is – if, in other words, you are a mainstream Democrat – then George W. Bush is your guy.

Hat Tip: TaxProf Blog

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