So, where are all these weird ideas coming from. The blatantly unconstitutional "progressive" taxation scam (try reading the Fourteenth Amendment, people. taxing people more because they have more is a violaton of the Equal Protection Clause) has not benefitted the United States. In recent years the punitive taxation policies have caused businesses to flee the country. It stifles investment and created entire industries dedicated to nothing but finding ways to hide money from the tax man.
If we follow the progressive tax logic it would a progressive price too.
Otherwise I don't see any sense.
Well, we sort of already have this. It's called food stamps and WIC.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
The reason why we don't have this is because it's much harder to regulate, causes a lot of bureaucracy and makes it harder for the people to track how much they get taxed.
Also, it would cause bad incentives. Because there is never an even ratio of high paying and low paying customers. High paying customers will direct their spending towards investment while low paying customers will spend a lot more. This will cause the government to lose a lot of revenue.
I don't really see why some conservatives are against progressive taxation, or at least don't mind it that much. I'm a conservative because I despise the values of multiculturists, bleeding heart liberals and trade union supporters. Even Hong Kong got progressive taxation. I just don't want trade unions to control my work place, decide my wage and hours and take my tax money. I want to punish criminals and I'm no fan of luxury prisons. I don't want senseless immigration policies just because some people have decided that we have a obligation to "save" the world. (This applies to Europe, not New Zealand).
However, I would never support a flat income tax. People that earn more should pay more because they have a better ablity to pay. I'm more concerned about the overall defecit and Obama's lack of will to do anything about it.
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.