Comments on: Wealthy Progressive Hypocrites Say Yes on Initiative 1098 http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/10/28/wealthy-progressive-hypocrites-say-yes-on-initiative-1098/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 By: Wirkman Virkkala http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/10/28/wealthy-progressive-hypocrites-say-yes-on-initiative-1098/#comment-1244 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:19:29 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=6978#comment-1244 The anti-1098 ads make the obvious political point that, after two years, it’s more than just the rich who get soaked. The state legislature could expand the tax to cover “even” middle class people. True, but – once again – the beggar-thy-neighbor/soak-the-rich ethos remains foundational in this state’s politics.

Still, I haven’t seen any of the ads make the historical case from the federal income tax, which started out, also, only taxing “the rich,” but which soon swung low and nabbed even the lowly worker.

I do hate all these ads. I hope the voters of my state continue their sense and vote against ANY introduction of the income tax. If they put it in, I won’t stay here much longer.

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