I will try to explain this to you once more since you are a newbie and apparently have missed my most recent 10=15 posts on this issue where I explain my point-a point no one has ever even tried to rebut
right now we have a problem. Most of America is not charged with paying federal income taxes in a significant amount. the top 5% pay more than the rest of the country combined. 47% pay no income tax and about 60% get more directly from the government than they actually pay.
Right now politicians win elections by
a) promising the many more and more spending, benefits, government services
b) telling the many that they won't have to pay higher federal income taxes (GOP) or only that the rich will (Dems)
This ploy works because most of the voters don't see a connection between more spending and having to pay for it. Its like giving a bunch of teenage mall rates a credit card in return for their love and then telling some other guy he has to pay the bills. There is nothing to restrain the kids from running up the debt. right now there is no real reason for the majority of voters to NOT vote for the big spending politicians--the voters get more stuff and they aren't tasked with paying for it
that is a main reason why we have runaway debt and a massively expanding federal government
the only way to stop this is to either have the courts actually roll back the new deal precedents or to have a tax system that reminds all the voters that if they want more spending THEY (and not the top 2 percent) will have to pay for it
Musicadventurer .. Turtle posted this to you
All of Turtle's points have been rebutted to death over and over and over again in thread after thread after thread no matter what the actual subject of that thread is.I will try to explain this to you once more since you are a newbie and apparently have missed my most recent 10=15 posts on this issue where I explain my point-a point no one has ever even tried to rebut
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