posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 01:56 AM
Here is a page that explains why the average person cannot afford to vote for Cain -
I hear and see a lot about "all should pay", and the like, but there isn't a lot of actual understanding of people that are NOT rich in those
comments. "Fair" doesn't necessarily mean the same amount. Or even the same percentage. Someone making under 10K a year, barely living, no
computer or internet, no cable/satellite, no car, can't afford to pay ANYTHING out in taxes. Yes, there ARE people like that. I KNOW some. Barely
living at all. How can such a person pay out 9% of their income? Or add an additional 9% sales tax, on top of the state and local, to everything
they buy, which is ALL needed to live? Plain and simple truth is, they can't. That isn't "hating" people that are wealthy; it's simply looking
at reality. How about a family with an income under 40K, several kids? Not getting welfare or anything, and struggling to pay the bills, the
mortgage, and buy food and needed things? How can they afford to lose deductions for their children? How can they afford the higher sales tax? They
can't. My family can't afford it. I have run the figures; we would go broke. Worse broke, maybe I should say.
Of course, this idea that some "pay nothing" is utter BS, to begin with. Most people already pay sales tax, for one. There are taxes on our homes.
Taxes on our vehicles, and the tags. Any working person pays social security, and no sane person thinks they will actually get anything from that,
at the rate things are going. Not to mention, when my husband has served for his adult life in the military, overseas many times, I don't think
claiming we have "no skin in the game" because we pay very little in actual income tax, is a fair statement.