Dec. 14th, 2011 08:09 am
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So I had this totally unreal conversation with one of the staff members at the clinic yesterday. Now, I don't make a ton of money, but I make about three times what she does, and she's explaining to me that we need to have a flat tax across the country--one in which I would essentially cover LESS of the national tax bill. I was arguing that I *should* pay more because I've benefited from the system and more of my income is disposable. Really? What is wrong with this picture?

Date: 2011-12-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are wise and rational. Some people have been brainwashed into thinking it's okay low-income earners foot the tax bill. It's like those who demand the government get out of their Medicare.

Date: 2011-12-15 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But... how do you brainwash the people who would BENEFIT from thinking that it's alright to give more towards the rich.

I just. Don't. Understand.

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