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Maximum Tax Rate

Genesis 47:26 says, “And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.”

I’m a supporter of the Fair Tax, which is a national sales tax that includes a amendment to the constitution to eliminate income tax.  This may be difficult enough, but if we could set a maximum on the tax rate this would be even better.  Taking Joesph’s rate we could divide it as 10% federal, 5% state, and 5% local.  The advantage would be that candidates could only contest over how much lower than the maximum their tax would be and what it would be used for.  Of course debt would still be a problem.

Categories: Bible, Politics
  1. ChessyPig
    March 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Isn’t FairTax actually quite seriously regressive, i.e. the poor end up paying a much larger proportion of their wages than the rich in tax? That doesn’t seem to tie up very well with our Biblical responsibilities towards the poor…

    • leighriffel
      April 12, 2010 at 3:29 am

      I’ll create a new post to address this, but the answer is – no.

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