Argument: Low economic growth in progressive systems hurts the poor
- Debate: Progressive tax vs. flat tax - con argument.
Judith A. Klinghoffer. "Spreading the Wealth" is NOT progressive taxation". Political Mavens. - "the European experience demonstrates that Socialism, as well as Communism, stifle economic growth. Of course, no one gets hurt more by reduced economic growth than the poor. This has been proven by the economic histories of three so different ex British colonies as India, Ireland and Israel. All three adopted Socialist confiscatory tax policies and languished. All three dropped those policies and are booming."