Originally Posted by bahbahmickey
1. It's disgusting how you conservative punks think you are entitled to what you work for.
2. What's next are you going to claim that 1/6th of an XL pizza could be larger than a 1/4 of a personal pan pizza. RIDICULOUS!
That made a lot of sense when the top marginal rate was 94%. There's a thing called 'the law of diminishing returns' that applies to tax cuts like everything else. At this point tax cuts are in no danger of paying for themselves. In fact they have never in our history paid for themselves, not even when the top rate went from 91% to 77% in 1964 under JFK.
If you want to be entitled to 100% of what you work for please move to a third world country where you won't have to pay taxes. I hear they have terrific roads, police, and very well educated workers for you to employ. I've also heard great things about their court systems ability to enforce contracts--because if you couldn't do that you'd be ****ed right? If that doesn't sound like a good idea to you then please accept that the we have to pay for the public services we receive.
When the people near the bottom of the tax brackets (the ones who actually pay taxes... negative income taxes are a totally different conversation) start bitching about taxes I get it. They don't have much, and giving away some of it stings. When people near the top bitch I'm stunned. Just stunned. They're the single largest beneficiaries of this country, and they think they have a right to everything this country provides them free of charge.
At this very moment they don't have to employ a private army to protect their multiple luxury homes. They have educated workers to employ. They have access to the best markets to sell their products in the world. They don't have a corrupt government official shaking them down for a % (which could very likely be higher than our current top marginal tax rate). They just have to pay their taxes and everything will be fine.
If they feel like crying they can pick a shoulder other than mine... Because I have absolutely no sympathy. I don't begrudge them their success, I've had some myself. I've also paid my taxes without crying about it.