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Progressivity: nice idea but here are some thoughts.
1. If progressivity applies to income taxes, should it not also apply to other taxes? Why not real estate? Why not sales taxes?
2. As long as the rich are taxed at higher rates, they will feel entitled to more benefits from the system. But if we eliminate progressivity (a flat tax is only regressive from the tipped perspective of progressivists), then the rich will have no claim on greater benefits from the system. Only then can those with lower-middle incomes (like me) reasonably argue that we deserve all the benefits the rich get.
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