Giuliani: Let's Increase Corporate Taxes


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Well, that's not exactly what he said. But it's apparently what he meant.

In last night's Republican presidential debate (yes, another one) from Iowa, presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani responded to a fairly open-ended question about fiscal policy strategies by calling for a reduction in the corporate tax rate, which (it turns out) would actually bring in MORE money, not less:
Right now we should reduce the corporate tax. We should reduce it from 35 percent to 25 percent. It would be a major boost in revenues for the government.
In other words, a tax hike. He's almost certainly wrong, of course: there is no credible evidence that corporate tax rate cuts would pay for themselves, let alone providing a "major boost" to tax revenues. But it would have been fun to hear a follow-up question about whether Giuliani really believed what he'd just said-- and, if so, whether the other candidates on the stage would find such a tax hike acceptable.
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