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Is the income tax a good idea, or should it be abolished?

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Background and Context of Debate:


Is payment of income tax required by US law?

Yes

  • "There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of (1) every married individual … and (2) every surviving spouse … a tax …"; "There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of every head of a household … a tax …"; and "There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of every individual … who is not a married individual … a tax…" Section 1 of the Internal Revenue Code




No

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Would an income tax be constitutional in the US?

Yes

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No

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Are income taxes effective at promoting social justice?

Yes

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No

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