Moderator: Bill Glasheen
So you don't really want to discuss people avoiding paying their fair share but you do bring up "income inequality."
100K is a heck of lot more $$$$ than I make a year.
B-Those "20%" also are responsible for over 40% of Federal tax revenues while nearly 50% of people pay nearly nothing in Fedreal taxes.
You spend 40% of the time doing what needs to be done--changing diapers, 2AM feedings, etc. I do nothing to help you raise, feed, to otherwise care for your child, pay nothing to you or your family for the support of the child, --yet I demand that I be allowed to decide what the kid gets to wear, where the tike goes to daycare, how much you need to spend on its toys etc.
Valkenar wrote:Really, Bill? Auschwitz and Nanking? I take your point about dehumanization, but let's get real.
Valkenar wrote: Taxing America's powerful wealthy another few percent is so incomparable to either of those things that I feel silly even finishing this sentence. America's wealthiest as an oppressed minority is an entertaining piece of fiction.
Valkenar wrote:People aren't wanting to work less for more money. They want the same American Dream of hard work paying off.
Valkenar wrote:Taxes: Unless you are for *true* flat tax and almost no goverment, then you're some kind of socialist. And by true flat tax I mean $10,000 per person regardless of income. That is a real flat tax. Taxing income at a percent punishes the rich for being richer. There's nothing more fair about saying everyone pays 15% than saying that everyone pays a greater-than-linear portion. The only tax that is really equal for everyone is a tax that demands a fixed amount of money from every adult citizen. If you don't favor that, then you're Mao and Marx combined, I say.
Valkenar wrote:I don't find actual discrimination entertaining. What's amusing is the hyperbole. "Won't someone think of themiiiiiiiiilionaires?" Come on, even if you're right that it's not fair to tax them, these people are not in a state of suffering.
Valkenar wrote:I know about emotional intelligence.
Valkenar wrote:The flat tax: I know the normal definition of a flat tax.
Bill Glasheen wrote:Thankfully I have people like my friends Justin and Glenn to offer "alternate" viewpoints. We wouldn't want folks to think this is a one-size-fits-all opinion forum.
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