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I think it is interesting that people try to equate a higher tax rate to socialism. It is not related. It is simply a tax rate. Sometimes taxes can be too high - Sometimes they can be too low. But those taxes are used to pay for government spending.

Agreed, why should anyone pay a higher or lower rate than anyone else regardless of income?

A flat tax would solve this problem.

It's not socialism if everyone is paying the same rates.

Of course the beancounter section of society would object to this as they might end up in the lower scale of taxpayers, even though the rate would be the same for all.

The disenfranchised would also be ticked as welfare would be taxed.

At least everyone would have equal skin in the game. Lets just start with %20 taxes on the rich with no loopholes.

%20 taxes on the middle class (same deal no loopholes)

%20 taxes on entitlements for the poor.

I think we would be booming in no time (might need to send all politicians on a Haitian vacation for this to work).

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