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Noam Chomsky on Tax Reform

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Payments in tax system should be progressive

In a Canadian-style insurance system, the costs are distributed in the same way that taxes are. If the tax system is progressive-that is, if rich people pay a higher percentage of their incomes in taxes (which all other industrial societies assume, correctly, to be the only ethical approach)-then the wealthy will also pay more health care costs.

But the Clinton program is radically regressive. Itís as if [rich & poor] were both taxed the same amount, which is unheard of in any civilized society.

Source: (X-ref Health) Secrets, Lies, and Democracy, p. 25-26 , May 2, 1994

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