. . . then you are not taxing who you think you are taxing. I was reminded of this point by a recent tweet I saw:
Progressives tend to favor higher income tax rates on the rich. I prefer a progressive consumption tax. It might be worth noting that if the top rate of income tax were increased, President Trump still would have paid roughly $750 in income taxes in 2016. In contrast, he probably would have paid much more in taxes with a progressive consumption tax, at least if his lifestyle is as lavish as has been reported.
Just to be clear, I don’t believe that tax policy decisions should depend on how it impacts Trump—that would be absurd. My point is that when people get outraged about what they see as a gross inequity, it’s important not to just lash out