I guess I'm trying to determine if you really believe income levels aren't affected by tax levels. Your equation implied that a variable was a constant to make your point. Are you familiar with the fallacy of single cause?
Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!
and i want to see what that direct influence consists of
it's apparent you haven't a clue what that might be, indicating you were posting about that which you do not understand
the point i made was to show that the other forum member was wrong in asserting that a higher nominal tax rate would not result in additional tax revenues
here's an example:
$1 taxed at a rate of 10% results in $0.10 tax revenues
that same $1 taxed at 20% results in $0.20 tax revenues
notice how the higher tax rate yielded higher tax revenues
try it for yourself with other taxable incomes and a variety of tax rates. it will always hold true
your turn to (try to) prove me wrong
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