Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 30, 2012, 11 p.m. EST by alterorabolish1
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We should think about taxation in terms of Equality, that's with a capital E. No exemptions!
We would do harm to ourselves is we taxed ourselves too much. How do we agree on whether we tax too much or not.? There needs to be a debate on equal taxation and how to achieve it.
Dr. Jonas Salk was ridiculed for not patenting the polio vaccine, and never became a wealthy man because of it. We can't count on everyone being like that nor should we demand it, but I hope Dr. Salk had a happy life.
We can find consensus on whether it's a good idea to fund research on cancer, as well as agree that we will feed the hungry and care for the sick. We agree that it makes sense to have a fire department, police, teachers. Everyone will need to chip in to pay for these things, and if "All men are created equal" is the goal, everyone will pay an equal share.
There is a point where to much taxation hinders the human cause. That also means that Equality is achieved when we tax efficiently at the optimal rate. The taxation should strive for maximum revenues without stifling the American dream of financial success.