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Subject:  Re: The Fiscal Cliff-Solving the wrong problem Date:  11/14/2012  10:46 AM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  408450 of 536572

Hi Poz!

Of course, given the complex nature of our tax codes, one might point out that it's not the marginal tax rate for the higher earners that counts ( i.e. 90% versus 39% ), it is the effective tax rate ( what they actually pay after all deductions, etc ) that counts:

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It depends on what you mean by "counts." The marginal tax rate has a bigger impact on behavior.
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