Raising Taxes On The Rich


I thought of a great way to determine a fair federal tax rate for the rich. Obviously, those who believe the rich don't already pay their "fair share" would have given more voluntarily, or else they would be hypocrites.

We simply average the amount of voluntary gift contributions Democratic politicians and liberal Hollywood celebrities gave last year, and then use that amount to calculate "fair share" of all wealthy Americans.

It's a win-win.

Posted by: DMartyr at 02:21 PM


1 most Americans think that the rich should be paying more, like they have through the last 80 years. When the tax rates were very high America seemed to do ok, and actually it seemed that since the tax rates DROPPED those "job creators" have slacked off from actually creating jobs. Maybe if we taxed these "job creators" more, they would work harder to create more jobs and thus make more money for themselves.Ayn Rand would probably say to just let the rich speak for themselves, no one needs to make them into victims or to assist them. If the rich don't want their taxes to go up let them not others say so

Posted by: occam at January 02, 2013 02:57 PM

2 The rich can be taxed out of existence and it won't begin to get us out of the hole Comrade Obama has dug by fiscal criminality.

Posted by: Mark at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM

3 Well, occam, you can send them a little extra on 15 April. If you want.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 02, 2013 06:26 PM

4 According to that chart the link went to, 2013 is when everyone figured out they were going to need that money.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 02, 2013 09:44 PM

5 The IRS says 236,883 Americans filed returns with more than $1 million in income. They reported a total income of $726.91B. While that is a lot of money, it's less than just Medicare and Medicaid, which cost $1 trillion together.
Confiscating 100% of all income from those who made over $1M funds the federal government for 72 days.

And Then they have Zero money as you just took it all. That is then Zero taxes from those one time "rich" people.

Idiots are running the country.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 02, 2013 09:47 PM

6 There is not fair share because everyone rich and poor alike cheat.

Posted by: Greyrooster at January 04, 2013 12:27 AM

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