Here's a fun exercise for you, that I did to research this very question a couple of years ago. Add up the fortunes of the Forbes wealthiest 100 in the US. Take that total and compare it to what is spent annually in the US to fight poverty and then tell me we can still tax our way to prosperity.
A group of men walk into a resurant.
The first makes 100$ a day.
The second makes 500$ a day.
The Third makes 1000$ a day.
The fourth makes 10000$ a day.
Each man pays 45$ for their meal.
One day, the first man speaks up. "I make the least amount of money, so why do I have to pay the same as you guys?" Everyone finds this reasonable, so they split to bill.
The first man now pays nothing.
Everyone else pays now pays 60$.
The next day, the second man speaks up. "How come he's the only one who doesn't have to pay? I make less than you two do." The first man and the third man find this reasonable. The fourth doesn't, and opposes it, but is overruled.
The first and second man pay nothing.
The third and fourth pay 80$.
The next day, the third man speaks up. "I make less than you do, so why should I pay either?" The first and second man agree. The fourth adamantly disagrees, but is overruled again.
The first, second and third man pay nothing.
The fourth pays 180$.
After a week of this, the fourth man stops coming to lunch. The three other men eat their meal without him, and then realize, they can't pay their bill.
I clicked on your name, and saw a lot of Christian memes. I was just wondering if the reason you reacted positively to my reply to an anti-socialist meme comment, was because you a Christian socialist.
Well ok then, but do you agree that there is a lot of socialist ideals that are shared with the Christian faith. I am confused why the majority of Christians want to adopt capitalism, and see it as a Christian worthy Ideology.
If people really follow the spiritual principles jesus was throwing out there then yeah, absolutely. If I had to identify with a party or religion it would be the open minded and compassionate party.. Unfortunately no one is willing to throw a lot of funding that way because the end result of those principles is so ambiguous. I believe in a god, but so many people having the idea that they could comprehend gods will beyond just being good to other living things baffles me.
I've seen this before... But with big businesses and (some of) the filthy rich, it's more like "they sit at the table, eat the most expensive entree on the menu, and skip the check" Ever heard of tax shelters? Government subsidies in the billions? If we're gonna discuss this issue, let's cover all the bases.
Kind of like redistribution of wealth by a federal system. Start with "x" amount of dollars, less the cost of bureaucracy less graft and corruption at the government level less fraud by the public... leaves a trickle for those in need.
Forbes (big business with millions in profit) is the demographic that the taxes would be increased on. of course they would be scared and want to discourage this voting i'm not certain i could trust their assessment.