Here is Wikipedia's
Tax rates of Europe page. Some are likely not correct any longer, but
it gives us a good idea. Now tell me, how's Europe doing? 20 out of 40 countries have a top income tax rate of 40% or higher, while 8 of those are 50%
or more. I can't find a link, but Alex Jones says that European serfs only paid 10% in taxes. 15 countries have a corporate tax rate of 25% or more.
24 have a VAT, which they'd love to get in the US, that is 20% or higher.
Commenters need to stop referring to the "rich", they need to call them the "uber-elite rich" or "banksters" or the "Fortune 100 cartel" or "Wall
Street". The people making over $108,000 (top 10% in America) are not getting us into wars, they are not like GE making billions and not paying US
taxes, they are the people who pay generous wages and benefits while attempting to compete with the "uber-elite rich" outsourced labor who benefit
from 3rd world lax taxes and regulations. In Communism, the big polarity fight is supposed to be the proletariat versus the bourgeois, so it's the
Workers against, no not the uber-rich elite banksters, the Middle Class production owners. Now it's been changed to Upper Class now that we have more
prosperity, but at first the Marxists wanted to bring the Middle class down to the lower class, while ignoring the real controllers, what they call
the bankers and capitalists (though it's really crony-collectivism and not capitalism). The Bourgeoisie are also said to own the military and prisons,
even though that's the uber-elite, and that from the Bourgeois Wiki page
, "Ownership of the means of
production enables it to employ and exploit the work of a large mass of wage workers (the working class), who have no other means of livelihood than
to sell their labour to property owners..." So the proletariat supposedly have no other means of livelihood, more like they're too lazy or scared to
start their own business, so they only have the option to be "exploited" by business owners. So how did humanity survive before the evil capitalists
were able to exploit them for their labor? If we don't have business owners, everything would be controlled by the State, I have a feeling that'd work
as well as Soviet Russia, Communist China, or Fidel Cuba.
This whole classwarfare fallacy is screwed up from top to bottom, the Communists/Progressives have the workers set their sights on the people who hire
them and, as of recently, pay them quite well. The "rich" pay you very well to sell a car or to even be their receptionist, while the "uber-elite"
transnational corporations are the ones paying you nothing. So this "eat the rich" plan is all to ignore the real controllers, who just so happened to
fund these same Leftist/Marxist/Fabian groups. They convince you that everything is the "rich's" fault, this then gets you to ignore the "uber-elite
rich" who set up this whole corrupted paradigm. These people are never effected by taxing the "rich", they actually benefit because it runs out small
business and allows them to keep their interconnected transnational cartel as a near monopoly since no one can afford the start up costs and
As Mitch McConnel has stated, "we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem." So all of you who think the government needs more of your
hard earned money to give to lazy people with a small side of people who deserve it, then you give them extra money on Tax Day. To all those who don't
think the "rich don't pay their fair share" [60%], what do you say about the huge amount of donations these people give every year. Many of these
"rich" give more to charity in one donation, than many people make in their lives, is that not "paying their fair share"? So these same people start
their businesses, often they don't even pay themselves until they start turning a profit or months after startup, then become successful over several
years, putting in 60+ hours a week. So should they be forced to pay 80% of their money to people who choose not to work (there are plenty of jobs
regardless of our blackhole economy), or 95%, how much is enough? If you took all of the "rich's" wealth, you wouldn't even get a trillion dollars, we
are now going to be adding over a trillion dollars every year to our deficit. So should we take 150% of their wealth? Will that cover your Cowboy
Poetry Festival? Will that cover our 14 trillion dollar debt? No, it will certainly not. Would heavily cutting taxes help the economy and all classes
of people? Most certainly. Would it hurt "social benefits"? Breifly. Will it overtime bring in far more revenue for these "social benefits" which will
have less people dependent on them? Most certainly.
edit on 1-7-2011 by SincerelySarcastic because: (no reason given)