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Subject: Re: Poll: Retirement in Florida Date: 6/26/2001 4:50 AM
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uppose a person has an income of $1,000,000 a year, but saves 2/3 of it and lives on $333,333.33 a year. Further
assume all of this is taxes as sales tax at 6%. This person pays .06*333,333.33 = $20,000 in tax, or 2% of his income.

So what??? This person has obviously worked very hard, is a high achiever, and is very fiscally responsible. This person
will never be a burden to society, and is someone for kids and adults alike to look up to and to emulate. This is certainly not
a person who should be penalized with excessive taxation for this success! Hasn't this person achieved the American Dream?

<< BULL>>

What about all the trust fund babies and drunken Kennedys living in Florida? What dream have they realized? Hard work smuggling booze by papa Joe? Not everyone aquires wealth by working for it. Bravo to those that do, shame on those that don't.

On the other hand, if you are paying 20k in sales tax then you are paying 24 times as much tax as the guy paying $600. Should you be entitled to 24 times the benefits for the tax you pay? Why not? Clearly you are a more valuable contributor to society than the guy only paying $600.
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