How much is a fair share?

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  1. Ame®icano
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    I asked this question on another thread but here we go again.

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    Obama keep talking about rich not paying their "fair share" but I never heard what that "fair share" really is. There is an argument on both sides, but I would like hear your opinion, how much exactly is the "fair share" rich and/or others should pay? Give me exact number.
     
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    The dimwits have no definition of "fair share"

    It's just another bit of political theater meant to rile up the sheep for a few minutes.
     
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    We all pay the "shares" the govt directs us too. This is just a bullshit trumped up term.
     
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    I'll help you. If the top bracket were 50 percent, they'd be screaming for more. So you see, the fair share is never enough. It's about keeping class warfare alive.
     
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    Fair share means "what % of income", NOT "what % of total taxes". You're offering us a red-herring. Quit comparing apples and oranges.
     
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    "Fair" would be everyone paying a fixed percentage of their income.
    But that's too obvious.
    We have "progressive" taxation for the same reason we have "progressive" politiicians.
    It is way too tempting for pols to use the tax code to punish and reward others. And that's what's happened.
     
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    OK
    High income earners pay a higher percentage of their income to taxes than lower income earners.
    Sound fair to you?
     
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    Our current inept tax system discriminates and segregates.
     
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    Personally, I think it's immoral to tax a man's labor and if the federal government lived within the confines of the Constitution, we would not need an income tax. That said, if you're going to tax labor, a progressive tax is anything but fair. I don't buy the "rich got the most from society" bullshit argument. A low flat tax applied to all is the only fair income tax.
     
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    Then why the refusal by the Republicans to fix the tax code? Those who have been "rewarded" need to pay.
     

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