U.s. Politics : A Progressive Tax System

1638 Words Nov 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Since the passage of the 16th Amendment in 1913, taxes have been a major issue in United States politics. Many Americans, especially between major political parties, have had polar views of the level of taxation that should be implemented. Taxes are the main source of revenue for the government and states. Every individual citizen and corporations have the obligation of paying several different types of taxes that range from income taxes to tariffs. In the United States, there is a progressive tax system which allows for each income level to have its own level of taxation. Historically, the Republican Party has advocated lowering taxes and the Democratic Party has advocated tax increases. This is no different in the current 2016 election, where each candidate has a tax policy that aligns with their party’s views. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have put forth tax plans that they believe will grow the economy and help the American people. I advocate the cutting of taxes for all Americans, to put money in the hands of the people, ensure that money will circulate, and bolster our sluggish economy. The argument of taxation is always brought forward in presidential races. It is a major point that can heavily influence the opinion of voters and their support for a candidate. Throughout the history of the United States, the common themes of Republicans lowering taxes and Democrats raising taxes have prevailed. Although these tax plans don’t always perfectly fulfill party…
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