Just was replying to trader's comment of
"Another interesting angle to think about. The top 5% of income
earners pay about 60% of the total income tax collected. While the
bottom 50% of income earners pay only 2% of the income tax.
If you want to start playing the class warfare game, seems to me
a case could be made that the taxes should instead
be raised on those making lower incomes."
You replied with a stat that I have never seen cited. The fact that you
were replying to someone else is not really all that relevant since it
was YOUR fact that you were making your point with. Still would like to
see a cite from that from anyone.
People thought cybersex was a safe alternative,
until patients started presenting with sexually
Exactly. There has always been an unequal distribution of wealth
in the world. I'd like to see data that shows that in any of the
socialist countries in western europe that it's significantly
The only places that managed to get things close to equal for
the vast majority of their citizens did it by forc reducing
everyone to poverty through the elimination of most freedoms
by force. A prime example being the former
I agree, I'm not saying they should. I'm just saying the ones that say
they don't pay enough have yet to step up and pay what they think is
enough. I also believe that if you're getting gvmt assistance you
should be required to take a drug test just like all the people that
are paying for your assistance.
Would it be illegal for those who are wealthy to voluntarily write a
check for whatever amount of money over and above what is required by
the tax laws to the government to use for whatever? If not, have at it!
If you are wealthy and want to send every penny of your wealth to the
government, please do, I have no problem with that but don't tell other
people who might have a lot of money that they have to give all their
wealth away. There is something I call The Liberal Mindset which causes
those who are afflicted with it to bend over for a body cavity search
by a government agent because they want to FEEL safe and they believe I
should have an anal probe too and should not resist it. It's about
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