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You are part of the problem, not the solution.
Yea, that is just a ridiculous analogy.
First off, you can't simplify it into mere decile. The top .1% can begin to influence political policy, hire creative accountants to earn further tax reductions, and find loopholes to hide monies in offshore accounts. I bet they can do much more, depending on how knowledgeable they are.
Honestly, a flat tax of 20% across the board, with NO tax loopholes should suffice any government. If it doesn't, figure out where the bloat is and cut the most useless programs.
The current system is far too complex to say any which side is being unfairly oppressed. It depends on one's knowledge-base, intellect, and particular set of circumstances to what extent they will even be capable of exploiting the system.edit on 15-1-2014 by webedoomed because: (no reason given)
reply to post by CleanCare
You missed the part where the Tenth Man gives a wad of cash to the Bartender so he is only presented with 15% of the bill. (Due to Man 10 receiving magic Dollars from the Capital Gains Fairy.)
Where the Tenth man convinces the Bartender to throw Man 1,2,3 and 4 out of the Bar. (Because if they get given Beer they will never build their own Brewery.)
Stumbled on this on the internet. I just had to share.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing
The fifth would pay $1
The sixth would pay $3
The seventh would pay $7
The eighth would pay $12
The ninth would pay $18
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59
So, that’s what they decided to do.