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The wealth of America is controlled by a smaller and smaller percentage of the population. Corporations and the rich are not pulling their weight.
They should not have to. It's their right to maximize profits and pay workers as little as possible. This is free markets at its finest.
We should blow up minimum wage laws as well and pay the lazy bums at the bottom what they really deserve. This is just more government regulation which equals a tax if you think about it.
We should let them pay pennies an hour, it's their right.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by buster2010
Exactly. Clinton had the highest taxes of any recent president, and we had the highest economic boom. Bush Jr. gave tax cuts instead. You don't have to be an economist to see it.
Originally posted by Misoir
Originally posted by David9176
I don't know how this can even be so difficult to stand for when the majority of Americans think the wealthy should pay more in taxes
That sounds a lot like democracy to me. Whatever happened to opposing tyranny of the majority? If the majority of Americans wanted all the mentally ill castrated would that be something good to stand for too? The people are definitely not the legitimate source from which to draw legal decisions as they are willing to trade someone else's rights for their own.
Besides do you think the US House of Representatives would vote in favor of these tax increases? Not a chance. They promised Americans 'no new taxes' and would hate to end up like Bush, Sr. in 1992.
Then he can tell the republicans in the House to go suck a pickle, which by the way, is a lot nicer than I would be to them.
Originally posted by Realms
You do understand that the top 2% richest in the US, pay the most in taxes annually right? Its the same argument over and over again. Let's make the richest, who are already paying the most pay more? Thats just asinine!