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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tax Cut Pie

Ed McCaffery's People's Tax Page on the Senate's tax bill:

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https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/11/tax-cut-pie.html

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Comments

Is there a pie that shows who's currently paying how much in taxes?

Posted by: MM | Nov 30, 2017 1:23:04 PM

This reminds me of The Wizard of Id comic, where the wizard tries to explain taxes to the peasants. Think of taxes as the ingredients in a pie, which you can then eat, he says. "Sounds like the old pie in the face trick to me," a peasant calls out.

Posted by: mike livingston | Dec 1, 2017 4:20:46 AM

Fake and misleading! Question, what were the voluntary contributions from the 120 million vs the evil corporations?

Posted by: Donnal | Dec 1, 2017 6:21:54 AM

This is a good illustration of how not illuminating an explanatory video can be. Without knowing how much each group pays in taxes, how can we know how much each group should get in breaks? A large percentage of Americans pay no taxes at all right now. Tax cuts cannot possibly help them. Are all tax cuts unfair?
Imagine if the income tax were totally eliminated. How would the pie look then? Probably similar to this.

Posted by: brad | Dec 1, 2017 8:45:08 AM