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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

hjismsm105 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:29 PM
There would be no need for any of these discussions and convoluted tax plans if one concept was embraced: a flat tax.
Polly1 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:52 PM
Don't be hoping for a flat tax or the Fair Tax. Politicians MUST have a way to manipulate people and would be giving up waaaay too much power if the tax code were simple.

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...