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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bartlett: U.S. Taxes and Government Benefits in an International Context

Tax Analysts Bruce Bartlett, U.S. Taxes and Government Benefits in an International Context, 137 Tax Notes 1429 (Dec. 24, 2012):

Bruce Bartlett reviews new international data on taxes and healthcare spending as a share of GDP in OECD countries and suggests that Americans' antipathy to taxes may be a function of the modest benefits they receive from government in contrast to those in high-tax countries.

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Bartlett's hypothesis lends credence to Romney's offhand remark about "the 47%," and casts the American people in a poor light. How discouraging.

Posted by: Jake | Dec 26, 2012 11:23:37 AM