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Definition of regressive tax

A regressive tax is one where the average tax burden decreases with income. Low-income taxpayers pay a disproportionate share of the tax burden.

A regressive tax affects people with low incomes more severely than people with high incomes because it is applied uniformly to all situations, regardless of the taxpayer. While it may be fair in some instances to tax everyone at the same rate, it is seen as unjust in other cases.

Regressive taxation is the laziest possible way to generate county-wide revenue. Generating revenue by progressive means requires work, and we have some at the county that want to draw a paycheck without working for it.

Anthony Johnson

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