June 27, 2013

JAMES HUFFMAN: The Tax Collector vs. The Constitution.

Perhaps we need to look at the 16th amendment again. It doesn’t explicitly authorize a progressive income tax, and there’s some tension between a progressive tax and the Uniformity Clause of Article I section 8. Sure, that sort of thing might seem unthinkable at first, but so was gay marriage just a few decades ago. The Constitution should be a living, vital document, able to adapt to the needs of the times.

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