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美国的供给侧骗局

纽黑文—伪装成税收改革的减税,这是对华盛顿最新政策对局主旨的最佳写照。这主要是个政治问题——即共和党把持的国会急于要为共和党总统实现一次立法胜利。但是,其结果说到底是经济性的——并且,毫不意外地,可能会比政客们所愿意承认的糟糕得多。

在特朗普总统的领导下,减税的政治理由是它们是“让美国再次伟大”的关键。这一观点认为,过度征税和用坏交易协议骗税使得美国需要用减税来重振其竞争力。

尽管政治推销主要对准了饱受压榨的中产阶级家庭,但美国企业显然才是这些措施的重点,建议的立法方案的目标是将企业税率从35%降低到20%。从二战后的经验衡量,美国公司的有效公司税率其实非常低——只有22%,但这并不重要。

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