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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

wdwrkr Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:21 PM
" state income tax should be abolished as a federal income tax deduction " Absolutely correct. Further, there should not be a Federal income tax on individuals. Instead, the Federal tax bill should be apportioned among the states, and the states can raise the money to pay their bill anyway they choose, income taxes, property taxes, cap gains, tolls, etc.

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...