posted on Jan, 17 2019 @ 01:46 PM
a world tax is an absolute insane idea.
before you could even consider a world tax, you would have to insure everyone in the world has pretty much the same costs of living. as it
stands now if you were to tax everyone in a progressive tax like mentioned in the OP, even someone in the US (or other rich country) who earns minimum
wage and only works a few hours a week. a person who can not afford to live and needs government assistance (and you would even have to tax any
government assistance, especially since many countries have nothing like that. you live on what you can earn even though you might be collecting stuff
out of the garbage to sell to a junk dealer), would pretty much still be in the highest tax brackets. and on the other side of the coin, someone in
another country who makes more than enough to live well on and likely even has servants in their home, would be paying in the lower tax brackets.
seriously we are talking about a HUGE gap in both earnings and cost of living between countries. why do you think they make products in countries like
India and China? because for far less than they would even have to pay at minimum wage in a country like the US, a person in those countries is
actually earning a good salary. people in the US are wanting a $15/HOUR minimum wage, for say a job like McDonalds. because in many areas even that is
not even enough to live off of. where in another country the same job at McDonalds pays about $10/DAY, and likely 10-12 hour days at that, and they
are earning decent money. the exact same job and one earns $10/day and for the same hours worked (lets just use 10 hours because it's easy) at the
same job in the US the person is being paid $15/hour will make $150/DAY. and chances are the person earning that $10/day is living even better than
the person earning $150/day in the US. and yet the person in the US would end up paying a higher percentage of their earnings in taxes. in effect you
would be taxing the poor, and giving it to the rich, based on what country you live in.