Tuesday, 29 March 2011

How much taxation?

Obviously to pay for government services there needs to be taxation. Everyone chipping in their bit to pay for the good of everyone else - great right? Yes. But the 'perfect' level is unknown and will probably remain unknown indefinitely. A progressive tax system whereby the highest income earners pay more tax than lower income earners is the norm these days, but is it fair? We are all obtaining the services rendered by the military - safety/protection - and we all get the same amount. Why is it then that someone who works harder (not always true, ignore that for the moment) than another should be forced to pay more for the same thing? Some would call it discrimination, possibly even stealing, most ignore it and take it as the norm.



I'm not advocating for a less progressive tax system, infact as part of the lower-middle class I benefit due to its existence, I'm merely asking you to question how you see the tax system as a whole and why it's one of the only places where discrimination is not only accepted but encouraged. The metaphor of Democracy being two wolves and a sheep deciding on what to have for dinner rings true.

23 comments:

  1. i am interested in politics too so following :) looking forward for next

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  2. Quality of life goes up with taxes, it's fact. Poor countries are happy to have a road, 3rd world countries are greatful for a school, and our country enjoys regulated air travel.

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  3. Ehhh they will raise tax and raise to the end of world i think :P What can we do with this?

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  4. I personally think everyone should pay the same flat rate for taxes. It's fair for everyone; no one class is favored, and everyone contributes to their country equally.

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  5. all this tax talk got me started i been thinking I am a hardcore tabacco smoke i been saving all my tax stapms from every pack of smokes can i right them off when i do my taxes ??

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  6. there really is no perfect level. Every person needs a different amount of money and the government needs a lot of money to improve life if they want to stay in power. This will all change every now and then to insure better living conditions. and it will continuously change because we can always have better living conditions.

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  7. Looking forward to learning more. You seem well-informed.

    following!

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  8. I think it's pretty balanced.

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  9. I think a progressive tax rate is the way to go because there's only a certain amount that the lower classes can afford to pay, so to make it a flat rate, the upper classes would have to be given the same rate, and the government would not be bringing in enough revenue to keep everything running.

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  10. read....my....lips.....no......more.....taxes !

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  11. Great post! Was a really good read! thanks for sharing!

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  12. I don't live in the US... Can't say anything.

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  13. Not being an American I don't know much of your tax system. I'm one of the evil communist socialist layabouts so I'm happy enough to pay more tax as it will be used to improve our health system, welfare system....etc

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  14. As long as it doesn't get abused like the upper class like to do, it should be totally fine to have taxes. a flat % is good in my opinion, but I also am down for heavy taxes for good support of the peoples health.

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  15. i dont understand taxation and never will

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  16. I hate taxes... well, I guess I can't do much about them :-/

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  17. Things are going to blow up, politicians everywhere in the world sucks!!

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  18. the skies the limit right...it always doesn't matter what you make...good old uncle sam usually takes his cut first

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