reply to post by Crakeur
That does seem like a problem. Perhaps in the current system it is, and it would not be possible, but if corporations were regulated and the
priorities of people changed to necessities rather than luxuries, I believe than a flat tax could work.
But fat chance of people changing priorities, huh?
reply to post by mastahunta
I'm not concerned for the wealthy, I'm concerned for humanity. I believe in fairness and equality in the chances we are given in life, while at the
same tame being able to take those chances, gain from them, or lose from them respectively. It seems only fair that the rules be the same for
reply to post by Frogs
So in the end, the real culprit for the failed system is globalization. Indeed, the best bet would be to change the rules to employ more US citizens.
Some work at relatively low wages is better than no work and zero wages, I do say.
reply to post by jtma508
You aren't bursting my bubble. I've known of the oligarchical state of the US for quite some time and I recognized that Capitalism has failed here
because of government involvement. I still believe true Capitalism in its purest form is the best form of an economic system to promote advancement
reply to post by GeorgiaGirl
I do think the FairTax would be much better, but I have a feeling that if it ever comes close to existing, that it will be done sloppily, and will
exist on TOP of the income tax. This will only burden people more and help to line the pockets of politicians even further. It has to be done
correctly to work, and honestly, in the current system, I don't see anyone EVER getting the income tax repealed - be in Ron Paul, Herman Cain, or
We can always hope, though.
reply to post by OLD HIPPY DUDE
Don't need to tell me twice about an even playing field. Being a small business entrepreneur has awakened my to the reality of competition with the
big business. Even strategically placing myself away from their locations, I still find myself struggling to compete for business, but I do so only by
keeping my prices cut throat low. It hurts me in the long run, but at the same time it is the only way to succeed in the current market.
Just remember, the super wealthy only control that stuff because we say they do. The people control it all and if ever we need something to preserve
our life and happiness, we can always take it back.
reply to post by beezzer
What they are taking is our time, which equates to our well being. We all centralize that in the form of money. Rather than working in the field
ourselves, we do other work so that we pay other people to work in the fields for us. A government is supposed to provide the conditions to which this
system works fair and justly, and so, for their end and the expenditures, they take some of our times and work from us.
This, however, is not exactly how it works... but it is how it is supposed to work.