It is unfair that some couples are infertile while other couples have lots of children.
Lot's of things in life are unfair. That doesn't mean that you should discriminate against people in order to remedy that unfairness.
When rich people claim to be harmed because of high taxes (when they aren't lying) it is because they foolishly committed themselves to ongoing luxury expenses.
Last edited by Hard Truth; 04-15-14 at 07:23 PM.
a flat tax would be incredibly economically beneficial. Our current behemoth of a tax code features such complexity and unknowableness that the lowest estimate for it's cost is that it reduces our economy by as much as 1% of GDP per year. But that measurement was in 2005. Since then we've only increased the size, scope, and idiocy of the damn thing, and it now costs our economy (we think) somewhere between $215 and $987 Billion annually.A flat tax is ridiculous. Someone who makes 400k a year should not pay the same rate as someone who is hovering around the poverty line.
That doesn't mean that you have to charge the exact same real tax rate to someone making $40K and someone making $400K. You can get the benefits of both systems. But yes, at current, our system leans more on upper income earners than any other major industrialized nation, and that could do with some adjustment.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.- Plato
Reagan created a Nation of scofflaws on Taxes.
A Nation of Big Corporate Takers from the right who want huge tax cuts, paid for from programs for the poor .
Chemists Have Solutions .
The United States has the most progressive tax system in the world.