[FoRK] Weird... interesting.

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Apr 14 14:22:54 PDT 2009


It would be an interesting, though laborious, exercise to go through the tax
code and analyse and categorise the motivations for various tax laws - a
"who benefits from this?" analysis would also be welcome.
Wonder what the red-meat-to-white-meat (er, red-meat-to-mob versus pork)
ratio would be?


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM, J. Andrew Rogers <
andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:

>
> On Apr 14, 2009, at 1:55 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
>
>> I would turn that around, in that a flat tax takes away the trade in
>> political favours (tax exemptions etc), making it a non-starter. Its not
>> the
>> mob that makes tax laws.
>>
>
>
> Yeah, that is the other side of the coin.  One of the favors that is traded
> is throw red meat to the mob in exchange for votes, pandering to
> ill-conceived biases rather than acting in the best interest of their
> constituents.
>
>
> J. Andrew Rogers
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