[extropy-chat] Tax Burden Gap

Samantha Atkins samantha at objectent.com
Sun Aug 22 19:25:16 UTC 2004

Where would you draw the line before someone is among the "wealthiest". 
   The way some people draw it most professionals making over $100K are 
among the "wealthiest".   That would endanger a great number of people 
I know.

- samantha

On Aug 17, 2004, at 9:42 AM, Kevin Freels wrote:

>>> New government data also shows that President Bush's tax cuts have
>>> shifted
>>> the overall tax burden to the middle class from the wealthiest
>>> Americans.:
> It's always been my impression that the wealthiest Americans represent 
> such
> a small portion of the nation that the middle class has always carried 
> the
> burden. EVen with a flat tax, the wealthiest Americans would be paying 
> more
> in dollars than the average Joe.  Why is it that people think they 
> should
> also pay a higher percentage even though it has minimal impact on the
> overall revenues? I am so glad I'm not wealthy because I would be
> perpetually pissed about everyone always expecting me to pay an ever
> increasing "fair share".
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