It's like a household that makes $20,000 who lives on $40,000 and tries to cut their expenses to make up the $20,000 difference. It's very funny.
IMO, the first $8-10,000 should have a zero tax rate and every amount above that should have exactly the same tax rate - whether income or capital gains...with the only deduction being for charitable contributions.
Taxes would be truly fair and truly simple.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."