Friday, August 27, 2010
(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)
Should someone who makes $400,000 a year pay the same effective tax rate as someone who makes $40 million a year? In a recent CNBC spot, two analysts took up the debate, which has taken on a new urgency as lawmakers and pundits ponder the Bush tax cuts and the mounting Federal deficit. ...
In the CNBC spot, Michael Linden, an expert at the progressive think-tank the Center for American Progress, argued the U.S. should add income tax brackets for those making $1 million, $5 million and over $10 million a year. While Daniel Mitchell, a fellow at the conservative think tank the Cato Institute, said the super rich should pay the same tax rate as the moderately rich, the middle class, even the poor.