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The single parents get the split already today in the German tax system, if they are married, though not if they are samesex married, but as I already said, I think they should have the tax spitting as well.

Sure tax rebates are regressive, but it is a (multi)child vs. nochild family argument, and if children are now accounted for in the tax system right, then for singles and single parents the tax system is not progressive enough. I want the same progressivness for all. I was aware from the other "What are conservatives" diary, that some say conservatives always want just less taxes, but here I'm arguing for a well defined priniciple, which not even says something on the overall rate or the state quote or progressivness in general. With some recent changes in sole traders and partnerships  taxation (which was before simply the private taxation, which I think is better, however it is changed) I don't even think a higher marginal tax would hurt the economy (though I don't like it), but even this rate was 56% after 16 years of conservative rule, while 45% after 7 years red-green.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers

by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Sun Feb 24th, 2008 at 07:51:08 AM EST
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