I posed a question this morning asking what people thought the "fair share" should be for wealthy Americans; specifically, what percentage they should pay in taxes, and I've gotten some interesting responses. Now I'll pose the flip side to that question. Assuming the same $500,000 per year income as in the last question: Why should I have to pay a larger percentage in Taxes, simply because I earn more money.
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Reactionary fear mongering. There is nothing radical about taking a little more from the few people who have so much (and I include myself) and giving to those who need a hand.
I agree with giving on one's own interest its noble and good, but if an act of force is applied to achieve that then its not correct. You cant force me to donate, i should do it on my own interest. Development is not to be accomplished by begging.
I agree with you, and you are an example to others..
You have to be kidding. The amount that the wealthy in this country donate to charities is enourmous. Over $315 BILLION is donated on a yearly basis in the US alone.
Amount matters, as well as percentage of income.
Let's say I make 5 million dollars a year. I pay 50% in taxes (combined state, federal, local). That leaves me 2.5 million. I give 10% to my church, which does a lot of charity work. That leaves
The simple fact is obviously they are not donating enough, poverty continues to increase as does the wealth gap already the worst in the first world.
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