Quoted from iceman44:
The top “1 percent ers..” pay 40% of the total federal income tax collected
The top 10% pays 71% of the total
The bottom 45% pay Zero Federal income tax
Fact: No matter how you slice it rate wise, you aren’t squeezing any more juice out of the “rich”. They will plan around it or move
Need to look at 1/2 the population that pays ZERO
When you lower taxes, oh wait, unemployment goes to record lows AND wages rise, including the minimum wage across the country and voluntarily for Amazon, Walmart, etc
You want to ration Healthcare? Move to Canada
Many of you should be applauding these sales taxes, but you only want higher taxes as long as it doesn’t apply to you!
I'm not for more taxes period. It doesn't end. The primary reason for this is unbridled greed. Capitalism fails under it. Ask someone why prices constantly go up, they'll tell you many reasons revolving around wages, taxes, inflation etc, but at the end of the day if you add it all up the majority of American workers wages are not keeping up with any of it, so where is all that extra money going? It sure as heck isn't going into the school systems. The problem is, we can't really discuss much of the inner workings of it without it getting all political, but let's not try to pretend that the 1% for the most part are not paying that much in taxes - they have all kinds of ways out of it that the middle/lower don't. Also, as for the really low income people, how much blood can you get out of a turnip? I'm not a woah is me type person, and I've done well for myself, but the key is I worked for it. I didn't lie, cheat, steal, backstab, etc like many of these companies do. Every day there is some new scandal and what happens if anything? A fine that goes to the government and lawyers, then yet higher prices for consumers.
/end rant cause it could go on and on. In the end, the point is still. No more taxes.