posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 08:25 PM
well, im kinda torn on the issue. while 250k is a bit of money, its not trully rich. i only consider those that make millions a year trully rich.
so, at the risk of sounding even more classist, i would institute a "millionairs" tax. since im not an economist, i dont know how much the
percentage would be, but i wouldnt do more than 45%.
now, someone earlier said the gov had no right to take "your" money. this is not true, as taxes are part of the "social contract" you agree to by
living in, and taking part in, a particular society. the only way to nullify this "contract" is to leave sociaty and not take part in it. build a
cabin in the woods using your own sweat and labor. go back to subsistance farming/ herding. however, be aware that as soon as you take anything from
a society, you just signed the contract, and are now subject to taxes and government.
taxes are a necessary evil. an example, with the majority of our roads and bridges falling apart, having lived far past their expected life span, how
do you propose we fix them without taxes? taxes are to be used for the public good, and since everybody in the public doesnt make the same, they cant
give the same, so those that have more should give more. (aside- the best way to fix the infrastructure is to build to a higher standard than the
current 5 year plan)