The Corner

Sensible Plan For Increasing Federal Tax Revenue

We know that lowering marginal tax rates can increase federal revenue, but it’s clear that the President won’t cut taxes (not even for “95 percent of Americans”).  So we need a Plan B.  How about this:  Let’s give every American an Obama administration job requiring either Senate confirmation or the completion of financial disclosure forms.  Even though he’s only been in office for 70 days, President Obama has rich experience with this approach and has proved it works.

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