Questions of the day

You say the rich do not pay enough taxes. In 1979 the top 1 percent of earners paid 19.75 percent of income taxes. Today they pay 36.3 percent. How much is enough?

From George Will’s excellent “The 1st 28 Questions for Kerry.” The entire article makes for compelling reading.

How about this one?

You say the federal government is not spending enough on education. President Bush has increased education spending 48 percent. How much is enough?

These questions are an object lesson in the virtues of divided government.

Addendum: For the tax data, here is a relevant link, thanks to Paul Barriere.


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