This is a blatent attempt to shift some of the burden of the responsibility for increasing government revenues onto the backs of the people who have the least ability to pay. What makes this shift so obscene is that it's the very same people who have the greatest ability to pay that are the very same people who're changing the equation to their own personal financial advantage. They're the ones making the rules. That smacks of personal greed.
There's an old saying: "He who has the gold makes the rules." Just because it's an old saying doesn't make it right.
Maybe I'm just a dinosaur in a new age. Maybe morality and compassion no longer have a place in a new society where it's more important to be seen by many rather than to actually accomplish anything in private. If that's the case, becoming obsolete doesn't seem like such a bad thing.
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