Abdul Alhazred wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Anaxagoras wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am
I don't want to eat him, I just think he can afford to pay higher taxes.
Not even if the "Green New Deal" goes through.
People like that never pay the nominal marginal rate, and didn't back in the 1950s when we had even higher nominal marginal rates than the our current crop of "socialists" are asking for.
In those days, even middle class types did tax shelters to some extent.
But in general, why assume what rich people do with all that money is more evil than what the government would do with it?
Agree. The point that people miss is that you don't keep money in a vault a la Scrooge mcDuck, viz
And that if you care about "the people" then the most efficient way to get money into peoples hands is by letting people in all brackets keep more.
Money gets spent, if it gets invested it goes to companies who use it to grow diversify and expand into new markets. If it is in cash then it gets fucking spent. Wine women song. So? Local shopkeepers, local hookers and the arts is the way I see it.
Does anyone here really think that the idiots in washington woiuld spend it in a more worthwhile manner?
Here, lets see what the drunken sailors did in 2015 with $1,000,000,000,000+
That look good to you? Fine, give them more. I would prefer to support my local businesses.