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?
Also let us get this strait. Paul doesn't want any income tax at all, but offers the flat tax as a transition until government is cut in half. Excise taxes among a few others such as corporate tax bring in 55% of all revenue for the government. We cut spending to that level, and no one has to pay income taxes.
I don't believe someone deserves special tax breaks because they don't make as much money. If we are equal we all should be equal in all ways, and that means all paying the same percentage of taxes. Eventually we would all pay 0. We didn't have an income tax until 1913, they thought about introducing an income tax in the late 1800's, but in 1895 the income tax was deemed unconstitutional. If we cut spending enough we do not need an income tax.