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PACs and "Dark Money" are not mutually exclusive. This may be the source of some of your confusion. Per the Citizens United vs. FEC supreme court ruling, PACs do not have to divulge the source of their contributions in the same way that "normal" political campaigns do (as they were found to be "protected free speech"). Also, ...


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the goal of the capitalist is to grow, is the capital to flow in economics, and runs it. The movement, the sense of competing are the essentials in a capitalist system. by inheriting the large amounts of capital, first, some big amounts of capital is saved and stored and put out of the economic cycle. second, by limiting the chances of growth to the 10% ...


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There are a few ways any government can approach this. First, let's look at the circumstances in Argentina that cause this (this is a good source). A few are excessive regulation, an increase in privitization, and a lack of public confidence in the laws. One solution is the classic crackdown on informal work by penalizing it, and investing money in ...


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tl;dr: Since the two other answers on this question do not provide science or evidence based answers from an economic perspective nor do they provide any citations to credible sources within economic literature let me provide a science based answer from an economist. Actual research in economics would say that the answer depends on how exactly is the payroll ...


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The basic economic theory is that any form of taxation reduces the overall amount of economic activity because it introduces inefficencies. Simplest example: If I have a business idea where I can pay someone 10$ to make something that I can sell for 11$, I will employ someone and do it. If I have to pay another 2$ of taxes on top of the 10$ salary, I won't ...


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It is a complicated question. The answer to your title question is: no, it usually wouldn't lead to more equal income. It was tried multiple times, the result is always the same: employers keep the same number of employees working for the same salary and increase their own profits instead. The previously taxed part which was going to the government ...


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The main issue here is hypocricy. Accusing an opponent of some wrongdoing while oneself not living up to the principles supposedly held dear. So either Trump should have kept from tweeting that nonsense because he is entirely fine with avoiding as much tax as possible or he should have released his tax returns showing that he is paying his due which by that ...


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If someone is an elected position, this implies that the majority of voters trust this person and let them do what they do, including the tax evasion. First in in reluctant fairness to the current POTUS, my understanding is that the NY Times alleged tax avoidance not (criminal) evasion. There is a gray area between avoidance and evasion, of course. ...


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One key factor you have to remember is the Republican party problems with certain groups not paying taxes. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/01/the-gops-weird-obsession-with-poor-people-not-paying-enough-taxes/250928/ Here's a fresh quote from the latest non-Romney front-runner in the GOP presidential race. "This dividing of America [...


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One of the functions of an elected government is deciding tax. The argument goes "They are making me pay too much, but not paying themselves, that's unfair" The quote is not claiming that Obama illegally didn't pay tax that he should, but that he set the tax such that he didn't have to pay as much.


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