False. Taking the federal income tax as an example, a simple flat tax has no income redistributive effect.<quoted text>
It is impossible not to redistribute when you tax. It is inherit in taxation.
Doubtful. Much more likely due to the inability of rubes like you to think through things like this sufficiently not to buy into the class warfare and other snakeoil pitches drummed up by the permanent professional political class to whom you seem content to keep surrendering more and more of your wealth and freedoms.<quoted text>
Your inability to think through things like this is one reason Republicans loat the election.....for the PResidency, the Senate and the House.
Congratulations. You've just described a free market economy.<quoted text>
Rediostribution should occur until the economy is healthy and vibrant with lots of creativity and the middle class is large and living well again.
You analysis is simplistic and sophomoric, completely ignoring the fact that the US economy, US business, and the US middle class is merely part of a highly integrated and highly competitive global economy. The US middle class is losing ground not because of anything that your leftist heroes in Washington are going to change with taxes, but because they're increasingly non-competitive with foreign skilled labor.<quoted text>
Look at my second sentence. An economy based on consumption works best when people spend money. The middle class is largely out of money....those that still have jobs that is. Redistribution, preferably through higher wages and more jobs would put money in the hands of the middle class where it will be spent.
How is it class warfare to talk of the need to redistribute wealth and you think it is not class warfare to support policies which allow wealth to accumulate at the top and not encourage redistribution?
Your simpleton's prescription of wealth redistribution as some kind of magic restorative panacea is just silly. You can redistribute wealth to your heart's content - all you'll be accomplishing is accelerating the US middle class's decline into economic serfdom.