Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
You mind slowing down? I can only digest a certain amount of words being put into my mouth at a time.
Let's look at the flat tax. It immediately hurts the poor and helps the rich. Any measures to combat this new discrepancy between individuals? Does he just not care?
How does it hurt the poor. It seems to me that it has everybody paying their fair share unlike now. We already get half our taxes from excise tax anyways, lower government spending to that level, and no one has to pay any income tax. Eventually the flat tax would be very low, because government would be very small. It also would give people the ability to own their property without having to pay taxes every year. So grandma will no longer have to find the extra money to pay property tax, because she already paid her 10% tax when she bought the house. I will pay an even 10% if it means no taxes on my property ever again. Also, how many poor and middle class people work for tips? Guess what no taxes will be collected from tipped wages anymore. It would also eliminate the taxes on social security which eat in to the wages of so many poor elderly people.
So you think caring means to steal the fruits of someones labor, and give to another under threat of prison and fines? Not the type of place I find loving at all.