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A Thought About a Common Federal Income Tax Rates

"If everybody pays at a common rate, it will be harder to expand government and raise the rate, because a larger fraction of potential voters will have a stake in limiting the spending. The more progressive the tax system becomes and the more concentrated among the few taxes become, the easier it is to expand government at the expens of a minority paying the bulk of costs."

~ Michael J. Boskin

Source: page 142, "As Certain as Death: Quotations about Taxes," 2010 Edition, compiled by Jeffrey Yablon, TaxAnalysts.com.
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Michael J. Boskin is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic. He chaired the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 1989 to 1993.


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