Originally Posted by wcklink
Like I said, if knocking down your 40 a week provides you with what you need, that's fine. If not, don't let the government act as your proxy to take the fruit of someone else's labor to fit you idea of a "fair share". Just quit complaining about the people that pay almost 40% of the tax burden while earning only about 20% of the income. I'll ask you again, what is their fair share, in you mind. Would them paying 1/2 the freight make you happy? How about 60%, I mean what is your number.
The reason why top earners pay a disproportionate amount of taxes, is because their income keeps growing disproportionately. But the top income tax rate is lower than its been in generations! That's not an opinion, its a fact. Tax revenue collections would be more spread out among earners if wealth distribution was more equal. Ask what is my number, I would say lets at least go back to what it was under Reagan, that's a start. Yet somehow its socialism now to revert to a tax rate that USA had 30 years ago. That's funny, I didn't know that the United States was a communist country from WWII through the Clinton years.