Wednesday, May 22, 2002

talk about taxes

The constitution allows for taxation for the general welfare of the republic. But it often seems like taxes are being applied in a manner which influences behavior. Some of the topics being talked about concerning taxes, include raising the tax deduction for married couples, "revitalizing poor urban communities," and giving a tax break to purchasers of hybrid gas-electric cars. These all seem like reasonable things to do. Should taxation involve social engineering?