posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 09:36 AM
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by Laokin
The OPs Figure of 71% is the total amount of taxes paid, NOT the percentage of what they pay on what they earn.
It's really quite simple. If you don't do it this way, the finite amount of resources gets consolidated into the hands of the wealthy and the
government, leaving the rest of the country broke, amongst a myriad of other scams living along side of the tax codes and exemptions for those with
edit on 21-2-2012 by Laokin because: (no reason given)
That would mean that 90% pay only 29% of the tax burden. Since 50% don't pay federal taxes, that means 40%, actually pay. Which means a greater
burden on the middle class.
We could further tax the wealthy, the successful.
Or start taxing middle class more, who are already feeling a huge burden.
Or, start taxing those that make less than 30K a year.
Or. . . here's a wacky thought. A totally insane and crazy idea!
Have the government NOT SPEND SO MUCH!!!!
let's cut governments jobs then...oh yeah, 613,000 government jobs aleady have been cut...sorry
let's cut government subsidies for the oil companies totaling in the billions...no, no can't do that
ok, now i know...it's those damn poor people always wanting a handout...can't we somehow just have an america for the wealthy, instead of those
lazy, uneducated, poor people making minimum wage at a part time job?
let's raise the cost of higher education for the poor..oh yeah, already done that
let's have the oil companies raise the cost of gas, so the poor travel less...oh yeah, already done that
let's raise the cost of food, so the fat poor people have less to eat...oh yeah, already done
let's raise the cost of health care on the poor, so they don't use those expensive doctors and hospitals...oh yeah already doing that
let's cut the poor people's wages and work them part time, to motivate them to get off their lazy butts...oh yeah, already done that too.