As a blogger, here's one of my problems. I see something like this,
and I think: Oh God, not that
again. He can't really be that clueless, can he? Gotta do a takedown! But then: I'm tired. Can I rouse myself to take on this nonsense yet again? On the other hand: he's got a big audience! People read this stuff and believe it. And yet: None of those people are going to come over to my site and read a bunch of tediously factual tax numbers anyway. A rebuttal won't really accomplish anything.
So.....what to do? Beats me. But just in case any of Glenn's readers do hop on over here, the short answer is: there are many taxes other than the federal personal income tax. Honest. If you add them all up, everyone does pay "at least some tax," and the overall distribution is only modestly progressive. OK?