Highly #progressive #tax rates, augmented by grinding #inflation, are destructive to both the #economy and to the #family. High taxes and inflation tend to erode productivity--by rewarding it less--while driving women out the untaxed household economy (where they are rewarded for their in-home efforts by well-paid husbands in a fuller-employment, more competitive and higher-paid workforce) into the arms of the IRS as new taxable workers.
Families are broken down because the home is destabilized by the physical and emotional absence of both parents now being involved in the workforce. Meanwhile, what does the #government get out this? It gets a broader tax base that allows tax rates to be marginally lower while nearly doubling the number of #tax contributors.
Stop the madness!