| > > > I'm sorry, but this notion that people should have complete control over their finances yet want a stable government is egocentric nonsense. If the government doesn't take steps to help people in need then what's the point of having a government or law? Let's just have anarchy where only the strong survive.|
> > So in your view, people who are successful should be punished for being more successful than someone who can't keep a steady job or take low-paying jobs because they don't want to work hard?
> ***I do not think it is punishment at all. You make money. You pay taxes. That money goes to many things that help all people, Fire Dept's, the wars etc etc...If you are rich then you pay more taxes because you are rich and can afford it. I do not understand what is so evil about that. The wealthiest 1% makes more money than the bottom 50%...How can this country have soo many billionaires and have extremely high child poverty as well? I do not think that is what this country is all about.
So someone that employs 100-200 people suddenly has to pay a higher tax percentage because his business is successful? That's what I mean by "punished for being more successful", they pay a higher percentage because they make more money. That's insane and unfair AND most importantly, a deterrent for someone thinking about creating their own business, or a small business considering growth, which would mean additional jobs for the company (and the US). But faced with additional taxes, would they then bother?
So before we go further, let us both be clear: I'm against higher tax percentages for people who make more money than the average Joe. And you?