Both proposals would funnel government benefits to each party's most loyal voters.
And no, the answer is not more or better enforcement.
If King John and his successors hadn't taxed the rich and powerful so heavily, we might not have representative government and strong courts today.
Why don't voters take from the rich and give to themselves?
People want to pay "fees" even less than "taxes."
The answer dates back to 1917, and it isn't about living the American Dream.
Offshore tax havens generate economic distortions and grave injustices, but they have received relatively little public or scholarly scrutiny.
History suggests a surprising lesson: no taxation of the rich, no democracy.
Why Israel's poorest citizens don't mind huge defense budgets.