deadhipsters wrote: lawgod wrote:
First of all, we 'fly-over' states keep you fed so YOU'RE WELCOME.
But, agreed on the point of Bush tax cuts... additional revenue is off the table?? Come on... get over yourselves. Making the rich richer while cutting education is a good way to be on your way out of superpowerdom.
Nobody makes the rich richer. The rich make themselves richer.
We can discuss where tax burdens should fall, but if you need to do it from a premise that the rich owe their success to everyone else, then you ought to question your conclusions.
The current tax structure facilitates a system where the rich pay less than their fair share of taxes, thus keeping the rich richer. If they keep a higher percentage of their earnings while you and I keep a lower percent. I’d say that is a fair assessment.
Fair share is a moral judgement. Your moral judgement may even be a good one.
But you should be able to say the judgement you are making.
Thus: "I think it is fair for rich people to be forced to contribute 60% of their earnings to less rich people."
Not: "I think that rich people are taking money away from everyone else unless they contribute 60% of their earnings to less rich people."
Also, what do you mean "if they keep a higher percentage..."? Firstly, they keep a lower percentage, and secondly, a strictly equal system would be a amount per head and not a percentage and would result in the richer keeping a higher percentage.