Obama/Romney Tax Proposals and Economic Growth
Samuel C. Thompson, Jr.
Penn State Dickinson School of Law
October 22, 2012
Tax Notes, October 2012
This article is adapted from my book, The Obama vs. Romney Debate on Economic Growth, A Citizen’s Guide to the Issues, published by iUniverse and available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The article argues that the individual rate structure should be more progressive than even the rate structure prior to the Bush tax cuts; the tax rates on capital gains and dividends should be returned to their pre-Bush rates, and an imputation system should be adopted for taxing foreign income and the revenue savings from the adoption of such a system should be used to significantly lower the corporate tax rate. All of these policy options would require Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan to violate their 'no-new tax' pledge to Grover Norquist’s organization.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 5, 2012
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