Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
I don't believe that's possible.
You keep drawing up strawmen to debate with. All I'm saying is that switching from the current system to a flat tax would mean an increase in taxes for the poor and a decrease for the wealthy. What I'd like to know is what is the benefit for the poorer classes? Is there some trade off?
It is more than possible. 51% of Americans pay no tax, and most get money back that they didn't even pay in. It is somehow fair for 49% to take all the burden just because they went out and made something of themselves? Why should the poor get some sort of special treatment? That is class-ism if I have ever seen it. Everyone should have equal rights, and that means equal rights to the fruits of their own labor.
Also what Brutha said. Anti Paul guys don't seem to realize a lot of what Paul wants to do can't be done without congress anyways.