So I see Gareth Morgan is suggesting a set minimum income level and a flat tax rate. Very nice, I can see merits in some of the set up for sure given my personal value judgments.
Some on the left will think this is right wing (where is the progressivity!),
Some on the right will think its left wing (we are giving benefits to everyone!),
Others will like it (it lowers effective marginal tax rates and ensures that everyone can live),
Others will hate it (churn in the tax system, don’t need to work to live, its tax, it involves government, the rich will pay less)
So where did this come from?
Tell me, does this change the way you view these two people as well? Or does knowing that these people came up with the idea change how you view the idea. If that is the case, why?