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Income Taxes and Fairness

Mike T2 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 9:27 AM
Kathleen, I've often wondered why the "graduated" (or should I say "Progressive" or "Communist"?) income tax can't be held unconstitutional based on 14th amendment equal protection considerations. Is there something in the law or the 16th amendment that supersedes that? Just wondering. Mike T.
scott s. Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 5:55 PM
All that's required is that they "shall be uniform throughout the United States" which has AFAIK always been interpreted to mean just that it doesn't matter where you live, not that every person pays the same amount.
kathleen293 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 9:51 AM
I have always wondered that also. Maybe no one has ever demanded justice on this before. If anyone knows the answer please respond.

The percentage of Americans who think their income tax is fair has fallen to 55%, the lowest level since 2001 according to a recent Gallup Poll on Income Tax Fairness.



Gallup's history of asking this question stretches back to the 1940s. From 1943 through 1945, during World War II, few Americans complained about their taxes, with an average of 87% of Americans saying their taxes were fair. That dropped down to an average of 61% in 1946, the first year after the war.