I'll accept your concession on that point now. Effective tax rates remained the same.
You know what happened in 2009? Government spending as a percentage of GDP skyrocketed. Government doesn't tax itself, so of course revenue/GDP would fall.From that article:
What are you talking about?Also, kind of silly that conservatives excuse a law that supposedly links a major economic metric with taxes, with what is essentially the underperformance of that metric.
And guess what causes the difference. Are those countries spending more as a percentage of GDP? Think that has an effect on the ratio? Either way, raising taxes to balance the budget is a horrible idea. We want growth. Higher taxes suck away capital for investment and decrease growth. There is no way around that fact.You clearly never actually looked at the linked list of List of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because you're wrong and in fact, Hauser's Law is very clearly not the case in practice, and is total bunk. Seriously, Brazil has massively higher tax by GDP than we do. Brazil!
Is it so much to ask for people on the internet to do their homework on what we're talking about? I mean, it's the internet, this information is all freely available to anyone who knows how to work google a bit.