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Monday, February 4, 2019

Taxes Get Weaponized for Partisan Purposes: New at Reason

By Reason Staff - February 04, 2019 at 11:40AM

Government agencies and laws have devolved into weapons to be wielded against political opponents in this country, so why wouldn't taxes follow? Too many Americans now promote taxes as a means of hurting people they dislike, putting the raising of revenue as a secondary consideration or dropping it entirely.

Given the destructive nature of taxation, it's a potentially effective strategy—at least for a while—writes J.D. Tuccille. It may also totally delegitimize the tax system in the eyes of the people who are supposed to pay the bills.

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