As far as I am concerned, women's rights activist that I am, this income inequity is what is really going to be the defining policy matter of this next election.
There is nothing more in your face than someone who is a millionaire only paying about a 15 percent tax rate and a secretary paying 20 percent. That is just basic simple plain as the nose on your face unfairness.
Why do you think Romney won't release his tax returns for 2011? He's only prolonging the inevitable. Anyone who would think that this kind of tax system is ok needs to be living in another country. It is downright un American!
BTW Alex, you must not visit here often because if you did you would notice we have had quite an increase in our bloggers in the last few months. I saw the upturn after Rush made an ass of himself and lost 140 advertisers.
4/15/2012 11:47:07 AM
I only kno of a few people that have been banned. It wasn't at about respectfully disagreeing. It was name calling, hate spewing etc. You have every right and are encourage to bring constructive thoughts here. Just not lies, spins, name calling and hate spreading.
4/15/2012 11:26:28 AM
Anyone who respectfully disagrees is banned from this blog! Why do you think so few people are here?
4/15/2012 10:34:33 AM
50 times the average wage, 1/3 the effective tax rate, SHAMELESS! The message of the rich and corporations paying "more" is misleading. It should be that they "pay as much as everyone else" since the statuatory tax rate is NOT the effective tax rate. Corporations and the rich pay "effctively" far less the wage earners - 28 to 30% for wage earners versus 10 to 14 % for the rich and corporations (except those that don't flat out get a handout like ExxonMobil and GE). A statuatory rate of 100% would mean nothing if the effective tax rate is really 10 to 12%. Recently, a successful German businessman told an interviewer grilling him about the high personal tax rate in Germany - 40 to 60%. He responded " I do not want to be a rich person in a poor country". I think Warren Buffet and the Patriotic Millionaires who feel generous to a nation that has been soooooo generous to them is a good principle for the greedy, self centered, ungrateful, tax whiners of the 100% of the GOP that signed Grover Norquist's Anarchist Manifesto to embrace.