Regressive Behavior: New York Times Demands Higher Taxes on Poor People

Left-wing paper wants to hike the cost of life’s simple pleasures. Why it matters: There are few things liberals love more than raising taxes. They are particularly fond of regressive taxes that fall primarily on the poor. Tax hikes on alcohol and other “sin” products are designed to control people’s behavior and force them to behave more like elite liberals who shop at Whole Foods and inject themselves with diabetes medicine to lose weight. Cigarettes, soda, gasoline, and so on.

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