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Jake Glower, Published December 18 2010

Don’t tax people who can’t vote

There is considerable misinformation about the Bush tax “cuts.” First, these are not tax cuts. The government is a nonprofit organization and, as such, anything it spends must be paid for, primarily through taxes.

Since the Bush tax cuts do not cut government spending, they are not tax cuts. Instead, they simply shift the tax burden from one group to another: They shift the tax burden from people who pay taxes today to those who pay taxes in the future – our children. The reason is simple: Children don’t vote.

Likewise, this is a clear case of taxation without representation – a policy that conflicts with basic premises of fair government. If we want tax cuts, cut spending. Don’t tax people who are not allowed to vote.