Re: Reply in this thread if you love PIZZAAAAAAAA!by WolvesNotFar» 1 day ago (Mon Feb 16 2015 08:49:27)IMDb member since September 2011Post Edited: Mon Feb 16 2015 09:08:15Yes I do.Because the wealthy counter-argue by saying that 1% of their millions of dollars, considered as an absolute cash value, eclipses the absolute value of the taxes of a person making between 90 and 100K per year, who pays about 30% just in federal taxes alone. And that is true, on the face, but that's a misleading argument for several reasons.A flat tax percentage seems more fair and equitable to me, because everyone would hurt the same in equal proportion to their wages. Not to mention that it would drastically decrease the size of the IRS and hugely simplify the tax code (which is the size of the NYC Phone Book by now). It's simple math. Just decide how much you need to run the government, commit to adding enough of a percentage that we can start paying down the debt, and voila! Done deal, and everybody benefits, rich and poor.Who hurts worse, someone who makes $100 and pays $3 with $97 left? Or someone who makes $1.00 and has to pay 30 Cents with 70 cents left? To me, it would seem better for the person who makes $100 to pay $10 and the person who makes $1 to pay 10 cents. That way, they both pay in proportion to their income, only in scenario A the government only gets $3.30 and everybody screams 'unfair', whereas scenario B gets the government $5.10 and no one has any basis to complain about unfairness. ANy way you slice it, it's a zero-sum game.But I can't seem to get anyone to agree with it from either party, even when I present the calculations that it is sure to succeed. They just consider it too radical a change, I guess, but change is necessary to evolve.
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