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Laffer on Kennedy's Tax Cuts
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Arthur Laffer has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that begins by citing John F. Kennedy on how cutting taxes can increase government revenues, mentions the Kerry yacht tax episode, and also reports that "Howard Metzenbaum, the former Ohio senator and liberal supporter of the death tax, chose to change his official residence to Florida just before he died because Florida does not have an estate tax while Ohio does."

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Laboratory of the States
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Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Arthur Laffer weighs in on Bill Gates Sr.'s support for increased income taxes in Washington state (an issue we flagged here back in May):

Comparing the nine states with the highest tax rates on earned income to the nine states with no income tax shows how high tax rates weaken economic performance.

In the past decade, the nine states with the highest personal income tax rates have seen gross state product increase by 59.8%, personal income grow by 51%, and population increase by 6.1%. The nine states with no personal income tax have seen gross state product increase by 86.3%, personal income grow by 64.1%, and population increase by 15.5%.

It's striking how the high-tax states have underperformed relative to those with no income tax.

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Laffer on Reaganomics
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"Reaganomics: What We Learned" is the headline over a piece in the Wall Street Journal by Arthur Laffer: "Reagan knew from personal experience in making movies that once he was in the highest tax bracket, he'd stop making movies for the rest of the year. In other words, a lower tax rate could increase revenues. And so it was with his tax cuts. The highest 1% of income earners paid more in taxes as a share of GDP in 1988 at lower tax rates than they had in 1980 at higher tax rates."

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Laffer on Kennedy's Tax Cuts
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Arthur Laffer has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that begins by citing John F. Kennedy on how cutting taxes can increase government revenues, mentions the Kerry yacht tax episode, and also reports that "Howard Metzenbaum, the former Ohio senator and liberal supporter of the death tax, chose to change his official residence to Florida just before he died because Florida does not have an estate tax while Ohio does."

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Laboratory of the States
futureofcapitalism.com

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Arthur Laffer weighs in on Bill Gates Sr.'s support for increased income taxes in Washington state (an issue we flagged here back in May):

Comparing the nine states with the highest tax rates on earned income to the nine states with no income tax shows how high tax rates weaken economic performance.

In the past decade, the nine states with the highest personal income tax rates have seen gross state product increase by 59.8%, personal income grow by 51%, and population increase by 6.1%. The nine states with no personal income tax have seen gross state product increase by 86.3%, personal income grow by 64.1%, and population increase by 15.5%.

It's striking how the high-tax states have underperformed relative to those with no income tax.

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Laffer on Reaganomics
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"Reaganomics: What We Learned" is the headline over a piece in the Wall Street Journal by Arthur Laffer: "Reagan knew from personal experience in making movies that once he was in the highest tax bracket, he'd stop making movies for the rest of the year. In other words, a lower tax rate could increase revenues. And so it was with his tax cuts. The highest 1% of income earners paid more in taxes as a share of GDP in 1988 at lower tax rates than they had in 1980 at higher tax rates."

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