What's up with the people who oppose increasing taxes on the wealthy, but are okay with giving them tax cuts while keeping everyone else's the same?? That confuses me.

I've heard people (i.e. many Republicans) complain about the idea that Obama might be increasing taxes for people who make 97k+ saying that it is unfair to them because they work hard and have four kids and the whole schpiel (sp?). What about the people who are making much less money than that... those people who are actually paying a larger percentage of their income in taxes... Is that the "fairness" the government should instill?

I just don't get it. I am not saying that the wealthy should be punished for being successful and having all of that money. On the contrary, I think that anybody who works hard to make whatever they make should be rewarded. (I just don't think that reward means less taxes, I think it means MORE FROM THE GOVERNMENT for those taxes, but that's a post for another time.) What I believe is that there shouldn't be such a large gap in the percentage people in different income levels pay in taxes. It makes no sense to me that people who make less would pay a higher percentage than people who make more. Doesn't that seem ass-backwards to you? Maybe it's just me...

1 comments:

At Tue May 27, 11:21:00 AM Al said...

At the end of the day, th wealthy have to realize that they are only wealthy if the MC and LC agree to the rules. Therefore, they can only stack the deck so much. The problem is that they are downright greedy at this point.

The best was Whoopi complaining about paying high taxes. Ignoring the fact that she is only rich because MC and LC people went to her movies and made her a celeb. There is an interdependence that must be recognized.

 

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