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1129 (2008) (lack of national consensus on best tax system and lack of consensus on goals of government; case for progressive income tax with few deductions as preferable to consumption tax).
This in turn suggests a comparatively generous social welfare system in Ireland, as well as a progressive income tax system, even if, according to the OECD's estimates, the gross income Gini is relatively high in Ireland.
Throughout history, many arguments have been advanced both for and against the progressive income tax.
However, a more grandiose vision of the progressive income tax that promotes social justice by leaving a more equal distribution of after-tax income appears to motivate some defenders.
That decision hit hardest those who need a progressive income tax system the most, and they have delivered their verdict on the policy in by-elections and local council polls.
In an ideal world, Frumkin could have suggested a progressive income tax, which, for example, would tax 70 or 80 percent of all annual income above one million dollars.
The typical Austrian brother would oppose, for instance, the progressive income tax to achieve income redistribution because it is detrimental to individual freedom and property rights.
And if that level of redistribution does not meet societal demands, a progressive income tax is a much better instrument than the transfer tax.
He would scrap Social Security, the entire welfare system and the progressive income tax schedule.
However, demographics and a progressive income tax make that a false hope.
Chavez's "Bolivarian Revolution," a close replica of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal--a progressive income tax, public works, social security, cheap electricity--makes him wildly popular with the poor.
The law that provides for our progressive income tax system assumes that some people ought to pay proportionately more for government services accessible to all.
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