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Old 02-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
I was responding to the cronyism aspect of the argument. Ample tax loopholes for gigantic corporations and the wealthy is inherently cronyism.

That said, repricing through the tax code... I don't know if that's exclusively liberal. Conservatives favor a lot of them in droves.
Nobody likes cronyism except politicians of both parties and their respective cronies. However, conservative preferences for more limited government, flatter taxes with fewer targeted tax treatments, and less sweeping regulatory schemes create fewer opportunities for cronyism.*

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* Edit: Notable, maverick liberal, Jerry Brown, recognized this when he ran for President on a flat tax concept that was primarily motivated by his belief that it would reduce the opportunities for politicians to sell tax breaks to special interests.
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