Comment: It is taught at your neighborhood and state college and university in our 21st century establishment ‘wisdom’, that there is no such thing as truth or sin. Everything in the social science is relative except for Marxism, that in this practice , the primary responsibility of government is to force equality upon the citizenry, in thought, word, and deed, and above all, ownership. The prevailing Marxist views will decide what is ‘in’ and not ‘in’ on aspects of human existence……a Barack Obama view…..the organizational gay view, feminist view, black view, nuevo latino view, union members’ view, and strange as it may seem an American Jewish view if voting habits count as a cultural-political expression, which, of course, they do.
Obama, the Democrat Party tribal alliances and his rich lefties want the “wealthy” to pay more so more gifts and bribes can be sent out to Leftwing organized tribes.
The National Center for Policy Analysis offers the following article on who pays income tax in the good old USA:
Tax and Spending Issues
April 14, 2011 from the National Center for Policy Analysis
U.S. Tax Code Is One of World’s Most Progressive
The United States has one of the most progressive tax systems in the world, and has become much more progressive in the past 30 years, says Richard Rahn, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute.
- The top 1 percent of taxpayers pay 38 percent of all the income taxes despite having just 20 percent of the income.
- The top 10 percent of taxpayers pay 70 percent of the income tax while having just 46 percent of the income.
- At the other end, the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers pay just 2.7 percent of the income tax while having 13 percent of the income.
This has resulted in a situation in which a relatively small minority of taxpayers pay the bulk of the taxes, while most American pay little or no income tax. This is causing an increasing disconnect between benefits from government and what most citizens pay for. One result is a greater polarization in the political realm where a majority of citizens increasingly demand more government benefits for which they want others to pay.
The Swedes were on this same destructive path, but they reversed course over the last couple of decades and made their tax system far less progressive, even though their tax rates at all levels are above most of those in the United States. The result has been a tempering of demand for new government services as people at all income levels realize they will be the ones paying for those services and not some mythical “rich” person. The side benefit is that Sweden, as a result of tax and other reforms, now has one of the highest economic growth rates in the world, says Rahn.
Source: Richard W. Rahn, “Tax Inequity,” Washington Times, April 11, 2011.
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