Professor: Antony Davies: Progressive Taxation Makes Everyone Worse off

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APR 19, 2018

Join Professer Antony Davies and James Harrigan as the discuss taxation on the people and how it grew into the monster it is.

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Every year, the American people spend about $30 billion on accountants and software to file their taxes. That's on top of taxes themselves. Approximately 26 percent of the average American's income is collected, in some form or another, in taxes. This includes all forms of taxation, such as state and local taxes, as well as federal. If we look at just federal taxation, that still comes to a very respectable 16 to 18 percent (on average) of GDP. But how does that all break down when it comes to federal taxation? Are the poor really getting bent over the taxation barrel every April? Are the rich not really paying their "fair share"? And how did we even get to this point?