Skip to comments.Tax Hikes On Top Earners Won't Pay For Safety Net
Posted on 12/07/2011 7:14:42 AM PST by Slyscribe
As Occupy Wall Street turns its focus to D.C. this week, its long-term agenda seems to be higher taxes for the top 1% and firmer government support for everyone else.
If so, then what the protesters want even if they aren't saying it and almost certainly don't even realize it is higher taxes for the 99%.
America's progressive income tax system is not particularly well-suited to financing an expansive safety net.
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Here’s a rhetorical question: If you were to successfully sue someone who had done you a grave, debilitating injury, and you had the option to be awarded everything the guy earned for the rest of his life, or, say, 40 percent of everything he earned for the rest of his life, and you really hated the bastard’s guts for what he had done to you, and wanted to cause the maximum pain possible, which option would you choose?
The only real safety net is self-reliance.
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