Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH)

Lowering taxes on the wealthy does little to nothing to spur economic growth. We know this because we have a great example: the Bush tax cuts. Bush’s presidency saw a dismal lack of job growth, and growth has actually been more robust under presidents with higher taxes.

Don’t tell that to Republican congressman Charlie Bass (NH). In an interview with a local television host this week, Bass explained that he thinks that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy are actually too small. He advocates for dropping tax rates to between 20 and 30 percent:

BASS: We can raise some taxes, lower some taxes, simplify, get the tax rate in the 20 to 30 percent range across the board, and obviously for lower-income americans around 10 to 15 percent which is what they pay today, the result would be a lot more economic activity.

Watch it:

It’s difficult to understand which taxes Bass thinks should be raised if he is wanting taxes to be leveled out between 20 and 30 percent. The top tax rate right now is 35 percent, which means dropping the bracket to at most 30 percent would amount to a gargantuan tax cut for the richest Americans (remember that Bush dropped the rate from 39 to 35 percent, which is actually a smaller cut than Bass is proposing). If Bass supported dropping the rate to 28 percent, like his party’s presidential nominee Mitt Romney, it would amount to an average tax cut of $250,535 for Americans who make a million dollars or more per year.

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