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Argument: Regressive sales tax makes progressive income tax necessary

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Jacob Levy. "Progressive taxation". The Volokh Conspiracy. 19 Sep 2003 - "With lots of taxing authorities but reason to not want them all to tax income, there's going to be a tendency toward regressivity because of the use of consumption and property taxes. This creates pressure to make the income tax, where used, more progressive-- which tends to make it both more complex and more distorting."

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