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The Kingdom of Fairness

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:34 AM
Robert125. I struggled with that question myself (What is a "fair share"? And I have the answer. Your "fair share", or anyone else's for that matter, it fairly east to compute (okay, sometimes its very difficult to compute). Step one- you must be honest. Step two, fill out all necessary tax forms. When you reach the line on your 1040 that states what your tax is, THAT is YOUR "fair share". If you don't like what your "fair share" is, what someone else's "fair share" is, then you have a problem with the entire IRS tax code, all 72,000 pages of it AND the whole concept of taxing income to begin with.. I hope this helps.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:12 PM
Actually, everyone's fair share is easy to compute. Take the amount spent in a year and divide by the number of people 18 and over. That is your "fair share".

If everybody paid his fair share, spending would come to a screeching halt.
CVN65 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:25 PM

We are still borrowing more than $1 trillion a year. Barack Obama has added more than $5 trillion to the national debt in just his first term alone. Such massive borrowing is unsustainable. Someone somehow at some time has to pay it back.

Obama would agree. He once alleged that George W. Bush's much smaller deficits were "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." Obama himself vowed to cut the budget deficit in half by the end his first term. Instead, Obama's annual deficits have never gone below $1 trillion.

Three ways to establish a long-term trajectory toward a balanced budget were under...