Happy tax day! Not a typical cause for celebration, but let's use the opportunity to ask whether we should actually be paying more or less in taxes.
The Senate voted against the so-called "Buffett rule", which would have required millionaires to pay at least 30 percent in taxes on investments. Taxes on investments, or capital gains taxes, are typically taxed at a lower rate than income. Critics claim the new tax would do little to remedy the federal deficit, raising $47 billion in revenue when $7 trillion in deficits are expected.
Does higher taxes stifle innovation and growth in the economy? Does lower taxes create an inequality crisis?
Tim Noah, senior editor for the New Republic, and author of "The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About it."
Richard Rahn, senior fellow at the Cato Institute.