I proved [Dave's] analysis bogus.
So far, you're the only one who thinks so. Good work, Buck.
It's rather easy to defend any point or its opposite by selecting the data you wish to present in the manner you like and disregarding the rest, like the argument that the wealthy are somehow being burdened even more with taxes than they were by showing the percentage of total taxes they pay rather than the percentage of their income that they pay in taxes.Dave attempted to refute my evidence that Reagan's tax cuts led to an increase in federal revenue, but he queered the data by expressing it as a percentage of GDP. He also attempted to show that Reagan made the tax code more regressive by pointing to the relative rise in payroll taxes. I showed he was wrong by proving, first, that Reagan's measures only affected income taxes, and also by showing that, with the cuts, lower income earners' share of federal taxes went down.