The ‘it’s a tax on somebody else’ fallacy

July 20th, 2009 by Joe Kristan

Of all the lame arguments for the health care surtax, one of them is this one by the reliably pro-tax Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (via the Tax Prof):
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Does the argument that something “only affects a few people” really support any argument? If the health bill required that everybody making over $1 million AGI have their entrails sliced from their bodies without anesthesia and burned in front of them, would it be OK just because it would only affect a few wealthy taxpayers?

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