GHEI: Taxing Marriage

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The Washington Times

GHEI: Taxing Marriage

This excerpt originally appeared in The Washington Times on September 26, 2012.

That’s because our overly complicated tax system is the blunt instrument of social engineering for politicians. They’re so busy trying to insert advantages for one special interest over another that they don’t thoroughly think through their proposals. The way the tax code treats married couples compared to individuals is one of the most egregious example of unintended consequences, as explained in a study released last week by Mercatus Center scholars Jason Fichtner and Jacob Feldman.
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