Actually, 2% of Americans pay 45% of the federal income taxes.
I really get tired of this kind of statistic. It means nothing if you don't also specify the percentage of income this 2% recieves. If the top 2% of Americans recieve 45% of the income (and no I'm not saying they are), where's the unfairness? If you don't give the income, the 2% figure is meaningless.
posted on 10/09/2004 10:46:45 PM PDT
It doesn't matter if I make a trillion dollars a second -- forcing me to pay a greater percentage than others pay is punishing me for success. Not only that, it's also rewarding others for being less successful
. It's wrong and it's evil.
To whatever extent you are deprived of the fruits of your own labor, to just that extent, you are a slave.
posted on 10/09/2004 11:27:02 PM PDT
(twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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