"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson
So are you agreeing with me that there is no point to taxes or are you just saying that our over-burdened wealthy shouldn't pay more?
From what I interpret (and I'm often wrong) of your philosophy is that since you're already in debt there's no point in having more revenue since you'll still be in debt?
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
LIFE IS REGRESSIVE DUDE. but if you receive X value you ought to Pay X costs. I don't pay more for a cheeseburger or a car than you do even though I suspect a 45K lexus is a lot less of my total income than yours. We each get the same value-we each ought to pay the same amount.
Then why are you OK with 10%? Either you honor what your ELECTED officials do - or you don't.
Despite Obama's compulsion to create new [programs, there isn't ANYTHING new being don that hasn't been done for years now. So, apparently all this is constitutional or SCOTUS would have banned it by now. Heck, I've seen claims that TAXES aren't constitutional but along with death, they seem to be widespread.
I thought I offered you a good deal at 40% (I had considered 75% but I didn't want to upset anyone). Make it 35% and we have a del?