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America, like Ireland, needs bottom up tax reform

Are you the 99 per cent? The 47 per cent? Or the three-quarters of people who think they’re neither? Jon Ihle looks at who pays for what in America.

20th September, 2012
It was pretty bad electoral strategy for Mitt Romney to write off the majority of potential voters as beyond persuasion, writes Jon Ihle.

Are you the 99 per cent? The 47 per cent? Or the three-quarters of people who think they’re neither?

Mitt Romney’s recent assertion that Obama voters represent a bloc of welfare moochers who will never be persuaded of the merits of tax cuts may have been a gaffe, but it has started a useful conversation about who pays for what in a society with income inequality and progressive taxation.

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