'Cuz it is a percentage?
Look at taxes in a narrow scope...say, roads. Do you get better roads than I do? Do I get better roads than you do? Do I drive them more - do I have to pay a higher amount? Do I drive them less - do I have to pay a lesser amount? What if I do not drive that road there; do I get discounted that road and pay less per year. Does that mean a new road, driven by many people, gets bajillions
of dollars while that older street, driven by only a few yet in crappy condition, gets no money?
To avoid fighting, you just make one constant, flat percentage.
Things work in reverse as well. You complain about the extra burden (yet identical tex percent) of the higher income, but you make no mention of the increased ease of living with the extra income.
For instance, lets take two people, completely strip them of everything, and send them on their merry way. For person one, I give $5, but levy a 20% tax - that person now only has $4. Good luck, sucker.
For person two, I give $1,000,000,000 and levy a whopping
50% tax - that person now only has $500,000,000. Wow, what a tough break that second person has. Er...can I sign up for this second deal, though?
Mind you, these are very generic and exaggerated, but consider which of these two people has things easier? And that is with completely uneven tax percentages. If you hate percentages and the statistical equality that they can provide, what would you consider fair? How about we all pay the same monetary tax that the $10,000,000 pays. Enahs, did you make over a $1,000,000 last year? If not, you are seriousl f00k3d - you worked your ass off last year and it was all for naught. You actually owe the government some $900,000 now.
I guess it comes down to your viewpoint. I like the mUn33z :o, but I only need so much and I think it should be the responsibility of everybody to help out one another rather than continuing this "ME ME ME!!!11111" cycle. I will pay X percent, if you will pay X percnet. I make Y percent more than you and I expect to pay Y percent more taxes.
Can I have a HUZZAH for the equality of percentages???
As a single person, I am tired of paying an extra amount of taxes because I am not in some (as are the majority in this country) sham marriage, but I know the U.S./people are not ready to look into that. Hell, the people still have trouble with certain people even being allowed to become married.
Realizing most people have t3h gr33d,
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