Originally posted by Skyfloating
Originally posted by Laokin
FLAT = Fair.
You are saying Flat-Tax is fair? OK, fair enough. I wouldnt much mind flat tax. It would make things more simple, and simple is good because you cant manipulate as easily.
Right. Flat tax is fair from a simple mathematical view point. Which is why it's a great place to start, however -- if you factor in how money actually affects the standard of living, a flat tax is still unfair, in that it favors the people with wealth.
The only real fair is no tax. If there was no tax, there wouldn't be big government, if there wasn't big government, law and tax codes would be more fair by default, because the government would be working for the people, instead of having the people work for the government.
Wealth wouldn't be consolidated, there would be a lot more rich people, and a lot less super rich people. Nobody would be complaining that the top was starving the bottom. The real fact is class warfare exists and is taking place everyday, everywhere in the world. It's not the poor fighting with the rich, it's the rich fighting with the poor, telling the poor, they don't deserve what they have. This is a delusion caused by greed, which is a delusion caused by power, which is a delusion primarily rooted in the lust for dominance.
Big government is what caused this problem in the first place. If you go back to the inception of the American government, it was designed to be small, and designed to separate the powers of government to purposefully make it difficult to make any changes that are against the people.
If you look at our success and economic history, you will see the government has constantly grown from the day of inception and as a result the value of our dollar has steadily declined along side it.
Pray tell, why is that so?
[greed] Show IPA
excessive or rapacious desire, especially for wealth or possessions.
So I have to ask, how much money are you allowed to have before you consider yourself greedy?
We all agree that greed is wrong. The problem is, greedy people won't admit when they are being greedy, and they do this because they know greed is wrong.
So is 10 million greedy? Is it 15? How about 20?
There shouldn't be able to be billionaires. How can you get all the way to a billion without being greedy?
edit on 21-2-2012 by Laokin because: (no reason given)