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Nelson Hultberg:

"'Infinite demand' for government services comes about because the progressive income tax permits large groups of voters to pay zero taxes and equally large groups to pay next-to-zero taxes. These two constituencies comprise 50% of our voting population today.

IRS figures show that the upper 50% of income earners in the U.S. pay 96.03% of all taxes, while the lower 50% of income earners pay only 3.97% of the tax load. The bottom 25% of income earners pay zero taxes. (From IRS Statistics of Income Division, September 2002.)


A progressive income tax spawns a something-for-nothing voter mindset that dominates all elections. It creates an irresponsible electorate that demands a steady expansion of government services. This is basic human nature and one of the cardinal laws of economics:

If government benefits are free (or nearly free), demand for them will be infinite

This is why the voters constantly vote for more and more government; 50% of them get their services FREE, or for pennies on the dollar."

- Nelson Hultberg

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