“That a flat tax would tax the rich less than they already are is a red herring. A flat tax is already progressive; the rich pay more than the lesser rich under such a system.
I agree that we need to take care of the poor. But taxing the rich proportionately more ultimately amounts to wealth redistribution; the notion that I would have to pay 70% of my income to the government under any conditions is just patently ridiculous.”
“Under Cain's plan the top 0.1% would get a tax cut of almost $1.5 million a year, while the bottom 10% would pay an average of $4000 more.. Is that the kind of "fairness" you had in mind?”
jmpurser on Oct 23, 2011 at 13:47:05
“You do not understand what a "progressive tax" is.”
codycap on Oct 23, 2011 at 13:11:52
“Try reading the article
"Republicans have tried to sow confusion about this. They want Americans to believe, for example, that if the Bush tax cut ended, small business owners with incomes of $251,000 a year would suddenly have to pay 39 percent of their entire incomes in taxes rather than 35 percent. Wrong. They'd only have to pay the 39 percent rate on $1,000 -- the portion of their incomes over $250,000.
Get it? We already have a flat tax -- flat within each bracket."”
Brian Gilmer on Oct 23, 2011 at 13:07:31
“The government as an expression of the desire of the people supports the conditions for you to be successful. In exchange the government collects taxes. It is OK for the government to charge more for those who have benefited more from the conditions provided by the government for success.”
scooter1 on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:58:27
“Translation: Im ok with unequal income distribution but not unequal taxation.”
“In addition, you spoke to the same person at Phoenix U that the woman who wanted to be a teacher did. It sounds like a problem with one recruiter, and perhaps a problem with oversight, but I don't really see a smoking gun here. That said, I do believe that full disclosure by the recruiters is appropriate. As the woman who wanted to be a teacher so eloquently pointed out, "Do your homework first."”
“You could have done better with this story. The sting suggests that the recruiter withheld certain requirements to become a teacher, but the article does not say what those requirements might be. In the end, I don't really know any more now than I did after I saw the video, except that the President of Phoenix University says they could "do better."”