The problem is that thanks to our 30 year experiment with Reaganomics (trickle down economics and deregulation), 50 million people can no longer afford healthcare. What is your solution other than throwing our elderly to the street? Or is that your solution?When people pay for their own medical care, rationing is no longer an issue and that whole line of argument becomes irrelevant.
Exactly.A person making 25,000 dollars a year pays $2,500, and a person making $2,500,000 pays $250,000 dollars. Both pay 10%, and hence both are paying the as proportional tax.
I said effective tax rates on wealth, not income. Now, if we were to tax all wealth than a flat tax would be fair. The progressive tax rate we used to have in this country used to compensate for that discrepancy by taxing the income of the rich at a much higher effective tax rate.
Of, course they have been biased to the right for years. How could I miss it. That doesn't mean I don't believe in the rule of law. Do you believe in the rule of law?So? That doesn't mean they're not unconstitutiona. Just in case you missed it, the courts in the United States are not politically unbiased.
And, the progressive tax and SS is what built the strongest middle class we've had in history. Without it, the robber baron society would have continued the two class system that was in effect, which is what we are returning to today since the class war that began in 1981 against the middle class.And, naturally, the most propserous years of US history were not prosperous because the government was stealing all that money from the people who created the wealth, the US was properous in spite of that taxation which impeded growth. The US was prosperous in the Post-War economy for one reason and one reason only:
The United States was the only industrialized nation in the world with intact factories. The United States made a booming business selling other nations finished goods and tools and raw materials their foolish lust for war had destroyed in their own countries. Who couldn't make money in an environment like that?