Corporations don’t pay taxes, they just pass the cost on to, ultimately, the consumers.
But consumers don’t pay taxes. Their employers do. The employee must make enough after his own costs, including taxes, so that working is more attractive than not working. The government subsidizes low-wage jobs with earned-income credits, and food stamps, and bus tokens, paid for by individual and corporate taxes.
So really, nobody is paying any taxes. When the government needs money, they print up a batch of zero-coupon perpetuals. People use these as money, for reasons I don’t fully understand.
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