Income Tax Progressivity

A hot topic is the recent changes made to the tax code by the new Obama administration.  The tax rate on the top 2% is going up and their deductions are going down.  The tax rates on the rest of the population will decline.  This is a relative redistribution of the tax burden (this does not redistribute wealth since this is not a wealth tax).  Is that fair?
When we open up our borders to trade with 3rd world countries then indirectly our labor begins to compete with their labor.  The resulting exporting of jobs forces our union system to cower and the leverage that workers have to ask for raises, collapses.  This is called factor price equalization and while it drives down incomes for most Americans, it improves the returns on management who can now oversee more productive processes where their companies' ROE inexorably rises.  We see this in all the fake productivity numbers that are generated when we make parts offshore and then complete the assembly here – with fewer US workers.  Miraculously our productivity improves.
So moving jobs offshore drives a wedge between the different strata of our labor pool and it is logical to tax the beneficiaries at a higher rate and the victims at a lower one.

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