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...)
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.
That's just it. The statement does not say whether they are paying a greater percentage of their income or not because it says nothing as to what the total income is. You aren't paying a greater percentage in tax if your income is also greater by at least the same amount. To say, in this case, that the top 2 percent is paying 45 percent of the taxes does not say anything as to whether they are paying the same percentage of their income or not. It's a meaningless and deceptive argument as it stands.
posted on 10/11/2004 11:43:09 AM PDT
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