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Originally posted by chuckk
Originally posted by chissler
reply to post by Skewed
Why would they want to?
How about expecting a level of fair taxation? Have the rich pay their fair share of taxes?
If everyone, rich and poor, small business and large corporations, all paid their fair share of taxes.. the western world would be in a much better situation.
In the USA, the top 2% already pay 46% of all the taxes and never get a thank you. Tax 'fairness' is if you earn any amount of income, everyone pays the same percentage without exceptions or adjustments. There are 100 million workers here (those earning up to $50,000 per year with a family of four) who pay ZERO income taxes . TIME TO START TAXING THE "POOR" SINCE THEY GET ALL OF THE BENEFITS.
If we use the USA minimum wage as a guide line ($9.00 per hour=$18,720/year), taxing 10% from $20,000-$50,0000 per year will generate about an additional $70 billion per year. In addition, no welfare family should get from the government more than 70% of this amount combined (or $13,104) to make sure that there is an incentive to get back to work or make alternate living arrangements to save costs. Current welfare recipients can receive $23,000 a year in government benefits while NOT WORKING, more than working at minimum wage, so no incentive to work! No additional funds for additional children while on welfare, mandatory disclosure of the father so that the government can make them pay for support.
I'm real tired of those of you who think that the money 'rich' people have is somehow yours via the government because that is just communism. Other people's money is not yours for the taking. Are you jealous that somebody else is smarter than you and figured out how to make money? We gave you free education and you choose to waste your time and play video games instead of learning how to design video games which pays $150,000 per year. I'm not rich but I'm working hard to get there. I just got a raise and 50% went to the government so they can use it to buy the votes of stupid people like you. I'm tired of paying for the takers of society, our county was founded based on everyone taking care of themselves and their families. It use to be embarrassing to ask for help, now it is demanded and expected.
Corporations are not suppose to pay taxes since profits and paid out to the corporations owners (stockholders) and they pay the taxes. What, you now want double taxation? already double taxation after you die and you pay taxes again. Almost every working person has a 401k savings program which is based in stocks so taxing corporations just means you will get less, government will get more money to waste.
Want the government to have more money, then get rid of the 15 million illegal aliens who cost the state and federal government $300 billion per year (76% of the illegals are getting government funds, 7 million illegals have jobs while 17 million US Citizens are out of work, 50% of the illegals are not working and just hanging around.