Allowing many people to have a shot at being uber-wealthy is dangerous
Making the uber-wealthy share the load would be bad for the economy
The middle class do not have as much of an influence on politics as the wealthy do
The idea that the middle class pay the most crippling amount of income tax is a myth
A few wealthy, a few more middle class and many lower class citizens is best
Therefore, how can an upper-class liberal be envious of a greedy wealthy businessman?
Finally, we have gone over this several times .. we should feel free to live in a country that (while not meeting the grade equal opportunity wise) allows the great wealth accumulation that it does .. stop complaining, there's nothing to complain about
if you aren't paying as much taxes as someone else you have absolutely no credibility or standing to tell them they ought to pay more.
Fortunately some very intelligent people realized that everyone should be able to vote regarding certain issues and for certain candidates .. thats the way it is, and I hope thats the way it stays
When we upgrade to a trickle up economy, people will once again be able to afford to buy the things they need. Sorry fascists, your wet dreams of a society that is willing to tolerate your greed are coming to an end.
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MusicA wrote "I think the middle class have carried our country on its back for too long, its time for the wealthy to start picking up some slack ."
This was just one article of many I found. So explain to me how your statement is true?
The Tax Foundation - Summary of Latest Federal Individual Income Tax Data
"The top-earning 5 percent of taxpayers (AGI over $159,619), however, still paid far more than the bottom 95 percent. The top 5 percent earned 34.7 percent of the nation's adjusted gross income, but paid approximately 58.7 percent of federal individual income taxes."
So the top 5% rich people provided almost 60% of the federal income tax collected. That left about 40% for the rest of us., except don't forget almost 47% of people filing paid no federal income tax. While we may complain about high taxes, the numbers don't add up that the majority of "rich" are getting away without paying.
Go ahead and look at hitting the "rich" more. You should also look at entitlement programs, aid to other countries, and pet projects your local Congress person brings home to the district. Bottom line, want lower taxes, cut spending, reduce our debt.
Our Federal tax system needs overhauled and made simplier. Loopholes need to be looked at. Deductions need to be looked at.
We all need to share in funding the govt. We should also expect the govt to use the dollars given to them wisely. I am not sure that has happened in the last 10 years or more.
Last edited by mike2810; 08-22-11 at 11:51 PM.
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