Here’s another example of how liberalism distorts the ability to think correctly.
Corporations do not pay tax. They collect tax from their customers and pass it on to the government. Taxes levied on corporations do two primary things: they fool people (mostly gullible liberals) into thinking that it’s Other People’s Money that’s being collected when, in fact, it is a regressive tax hitting the poorest the most since they have the least flexibility in how they spend. The second reason is the power it gives politicians to pick and choose winners (those that contribute to their coffers) and losers (those who don’t). The “tax-dodging” that [liberals] wail about is simply the corporations following the law! Would he ask the corporations to pay more than they legally should? Does [a liberal] pay more taxes than he should?
The downside is that corporate tax simply makes US corporations less competitive in the global economy. Tax is a cost of doing business that is just passed on to their customers. (I repeat that statement because liberals can’t seem to remember it.) Another downside is the leverage it gives politicians. Just think about states competing with each other to attract corporations to their states. The biggest bargaining chip is relief from taxes for some period of time (that’s tax dodging, [Mr. Liberal].) And it’s more effective than arguing that one state has better roads or schools or workforce or quality of life or lower taxes for the employees.
Think about the corruption at the federal level caused by their ability to tax (or not). Ethanol subsidies, oil depletion allowances, R&D investment tax credits, and, oh yes, solar, wind and other green energy “investments”.
We’ll never see a flat tax and liberals will never understand wealth creation.
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