The Corner

“Class Warfare”

I’ve “offended” this guy by noting that people in the 25 percent tax bracket have higher incomes than most Americans. Take it up with the Census Bureau, buddy, not me. Anyway, the notion that I’m against “tax cuts for the wealthy” flies in the face of, oh, about a billion articles and blogposts I’ve done over the years. My points are, first, that if you think it is politically important to cut taxes for the middle class, you should propose tax cuts that don’t miss most middle-class people by a country mile; and, second, that the structure of the tax code makes a cut in the 25 percent tax rate inefficient.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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