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Is a Flat Tax Fair?

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  1. Prometheus85

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    Conservatives are always pushing for a "flat tax." It sounds so simple: One easy rate, so we all pay the same, easy to calculate... Get rid of deductions and lower the tax rates. But is it really fair?
     
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    It put the tax burden upon the poor
     
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    it is a simple trick, a scam to enrich the 1%, like so much else that conservatives are selling. Flat tax is indulged in by uniformed people who think everyone should pay the same tax rate. No exceptions.
     
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    Its fair imo. 10-15% (to be debated) no loopholes, no deductions, no breaks.

    Poor man earns $10 he pays $1 to the govt in tax.

    Rich man earns $10,000,000 he pays $1,000,000 to the govt in tax.

    Clean cut simple, same would apply to corporations and business etc.
     
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    That one dollar you are taking away from the poor man might mean his next meal. 10% is a sizable chunk of change to a poor person whereas with Bill Gates he could lose a million in his couch and not miss a thing
     
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    The rich always find a way to not pay their share, so the burden would be on the lower and middle class.
     
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    It may sound fair, but it's not ethical. The saving grace for most place where it exists is that there is a cutoff line for poverty, and those below the line pay nothing.
     
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    Rich man makes 10mill pays 1mill he’s left with 9mil

    Poor man makes $10 pays $1 he’s left with $9

    You be the judge....
     
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    Its absolutely fair. Dont listen to those others who are trying to brainwash your innocent mind into believing the burden will fall on the poor. Thats a lie. If everyone pays the same percent, well, then eceryone pays the same burden.

    Since its by %, the ritch still pay more in actual dollars.

    Why is it not fair?
     
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    Poor man can work to get where the rich man is at!

    Why punish the rich?

    Dont bring down the ritch to alavate the poor, you bring the poor up to the ritch.
     
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    I bet you read lots of Ayn Rand
     
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    Is it possible that i or anyone can generate there own thinking power?

    No, i read none of ayn rand.

    Whats wrong with taxing everyone the same percent? Seriously.
     
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    They all love to say that.
     
  15. Enoch07

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    The poor man needs to work harder then. Cause if your life depends on just $1 it's a clear sign you effed up somewhere in life.
     
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    Or it could be a sign of an effed social and economic political system that oppresses poor people
     
  17. Enoch07

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    Having $9 left after a 10% is better than having $7.50 left from a roughly 25% tax we have now.
     
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    [email protected] Because we have a progressive tax system and because we have a democracy. People who make more do so because of the investment in government that We, the People make. We, the People pool our money collectively and use it to build the infrastructure that lets people make so much money. That's the roads, schools, police, courts, etc. -- the whole system -- that provides the foundation for our businesses to go out and compete in the world. And when our businesses do well, we ask them to pay back a dividend to the rest of us for enabling that to happen. In a flat tax system none of that happens
     
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    Well, im sorry, but im telling the truth. But who cares either way.

    Whats important is im smart enough to think these things and the question stands, why is it not fair, a flat tax?
     
  20. Enoch07

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    More than likely he effed up somewhere. Plenty of jobs for people willing to work right now.
     
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