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April 16, 2015

US Taxes Returning to Economy-Killing Level

The April 15 income tax filing deadline came this week, and so taxes are on the minds of a lot of Americans.  As Arthur Laffer noted 3 decades ago, it reaally is possible to set tax rates too high such that it actually hurts the economy.  We appear to be in such a condition now. I wrote about this topic back in January, when lawmakers were contemplating raising the tax on gasoline.  But it is worth revisiting as we see total federal receipts creeping up toward 18% of GDP.  Whenever total federal tax receipts have exceeded 18% of GDP, the result… more

 

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