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To see the first point of regressiveness, imagine that person A has low productivity, worth $20,000 of annual labor services putting him in the 15% tax bracket, while person B has high productivity, worth $1,000,000 of labor services putting him in the 35% tax bracket.
Considering the effects of sectoral injections on income distribution, the results show injections in the various sectors to have the same effect of high regressiveness.
Both theory and intuition suggest that cost sharing would have significantly greater effects on consumption of insured services by lower-income persons, thus adding to the regressiveness of insurance plans that ostensibly provide equal benefits for all enrollees.
27) However, in the context of a progressive tax system, such regressiveness may merely act to l imit the net transfer of resources from the richer to the poorer segments of society that is embedded in the overall tax-transfer system.
Employer financial incentives would have to redress the regressiveness and income shift.
Meanwhile McCarthy seems to have reached a point in his thirty-year career where his typical mix of referentiality, regressiveness, and transgressiveness can hardly be varied any further, qualitatively or categorically; the dawn of a McCarthy classic phase is upon us.
The pressure for fuel efficiency remains, but it the regressiveness of the taxation is reduced.
His linguistic regressiveness is flawed, however, by his (acknowledged) weakness in grammar: and in particular, his inability to conjugate verbs correctly is a symbol of the impotence of this kind of language to gain purchase on action.
The regressiveness or progressiveness of the cost burden is therefore likely to depend on the distribution of lower income groups between urban and rural areas.
If these kinds of movements are psychologically linked also with aspects of regressiveness, their multivalent connotation becomes quite clear.
Danforth: We have looked into using differential rates to deal with the issue of regressiveness.
Any regressiveness could be cured by lowering income-tax rates for low-income families.