Exactly why should a "rich person' have to pay a higher percentage of income tax than you?
The top 10% of earners in this country pay 70% of all personal income taxes. That's straight from the treasury.
The top 50% of wage earners pay over 97% of all personal income taxes, while the bottom 50% pay less than 3% of all income taxes. 48% of Americans pay no income tax at all!!!!!
So let's put this in a perspective you might understand. The top wage earners actually EARN their money. The poor don't pay any taxes, but they enjoy a quality of life that is astounding compared to truly poor people across the globe. Ours have discounted apartments, free medical care, free cellular phones, food vouchers, heating fuel vouchers...the list is endless.
So who SHOULD feel the pain of budget cuts - the people who actually work and EARN their money, or the deadbeats, moochers, lazy, unlucky or totally incompetent slugs who sit around all day sucking at the teat of government dependence?
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