Your statement on everyone suffering:::
Everyone but the rich seam to be suffering. Thats why everyone is screaming for them to pay more. Over the last hundred years there has never been such a long strech of time with taxes this low for the upper income groups. Its not realistic to keep this up.
I am a true and loyal libertarian. I want a small responsible government where we dont have to have these conversations. Republicans and Democrats are both to blame for this issue. If we sent representatives to DC without them getting there by being paid for we would be much better off.
what's wrong with regressive taxes. seriously, all other costs are regressive.
you don't seem to understand that not making those who use most of the direct services pay enough for them is why those costs expand
its easier to tell the masses that others will be taxed to pay for their goodies
the first thing we have to do is start weaning people off of unconstitutional spending
we did fine without an income tax for years
the New Deal screwed the pooch
I am a Libertarian. The issue is that the Republicans and Democrats have put us in a situation where we have to much for a simple fix. I dont want to tax the rich, I dont want a have a huge government telling me how to live my life. But the bottom line is we are in this mess because in large part people got gready. All of America suffered because of a few who got to selfish and took to much. You know what that did. Take a look at recent SEC laws. Take a look at things like consumer protection rights that are getting ready to swing waaay out of wack.
I was told once that life often times swings like a pendulum. That when something gets to far out of wack it will swing the other way. It passes neutral and goes the other way. I am involved in medical and financial law on a regular basis. I can tell you that a strom is brewing. I blame big business and greedy people.
jacking up taxes will only mean the party that gains power through handouts will keep it up
The regressive tax issue. Please think about this. If a family is spending 80% or more on food, shelter and simple stuff to live how do you expect them to go from 10-15 taxes to paying the 20% you propose. How do THEY ever have a chance to make it?
I disagree with the expanding market look at what AVT has done in europe. Most economists agree that AVT is a major reason for the european economic recession.
100% agree with cutting spending
"we did fine without an income tax for years" Yes but we did not owe 13 plus TRILLION
The pooch has had many litters.
you are liar, I pay over half of my income in taxes when you count sales taxes, property taxes, gasoline taxes income taxes, state income taxes, and all the taxes that are built into stuff I buy. Plus I expect a massive estate tax when I die despite careful estate planning
but I am happy to have a flat tax instead, anything to prevent the panderers from buying votes by promising the parasite class and others that they will get what they want at others' expense.
we owe 13 million because politicians pander to the majority and FDR's judges raped the tenth amendment
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