Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!
No. There's comes a point in wealthiness where it just doesn't even matter anymore.
I'm not sure.
They also neglect to mention the higher bills that come with heating/cool the mega houses those rich people have. I know quite a few with 5k+ sq ft homes, and I know their gas bills are higher than what I make a month, just keeping those homes warm in the winter.
If your basis of wanting to raise taxes on people is "people who could afford to pay more", then taxes should go up on everyone. I know people that are dirt-ass poor who still have the newest iPhone or smartphone or random expensive technological equipment. If you can afford a phone that costs several hundred dollars and a phone plan you drop 100 bucks a month on, you can afford more taxes. If not, you'd have a 30 dollar Straight Talk phone from Walmart with just the bare necessities, and pay 30 bucks a month for well more than basic needs in minutes and texts.
You know that newer car you have (3 years or less)? Ditch that and get a 15 year old used car. 50 inch flat-screen? Bye-bye. Full cable and HBO? Sorry, get used to network TV.
You can afford to pay more too.
even in your "rebuttal' you bring up forced costs that you and grandma pay...again implying that the wealthy do not also pay those costs.
how about giving some examples of taxes you pay that the wealthy do not also pay instead?
It seems the wealthy make more than any other time historically but not everyone else. And the government spends more than any other time historically. And though the gov spends a lot of it on the people that alone should tell you something about where all the monies going? Big companies make too much, gov spends too much and everyone else gets crapped on.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."