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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 2:09 PM
Sorry Dr. Hansen. The best way to get people to "pay their fair share" would be to eliminate ANY tax on income and tax consumption instead. The fact is all this blather about taxing the rich is a smoke scree.........a head fake.........and nothing else. The fact is that to generate more tax revenue the government WILL HAVE TO raise taxes on the middle class.
Delta Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 3:06 PM
Right! Consume more, pay more. Then at last those 47-percenters will have to pay SOME taxes besides FICA.
Polly1 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:47 PM
That's not completely fair. Even the poor pay lots of taxes. Whether it's more than they receive in welfare (food stamps, housing subsidies, the "earned income tax" refund, etc.) is questionable, but they do pay taxes.

Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? Neither seems to have heard the president's earlier warning that, "at a certain point you've made enough money."

Could both zillionaires simply have quit making money at $10 million -- and thereby given their poorer audiences a break on ticket prices?

With all the talk of raising taxes on the supposedly conservative wannabes who make $250,000 per year, why not additionally levy a $3 surcharge on discretionary tickets for...