You sir are an ignorant fuck. have you never heard of tax brackets? Everyone is NOT taxed the same. Your taxes increase in percentage as your income increases. I'm too lazy to type this up but read RubberSoul's reply and then never post on a political/tax thread ever again
"okay this is the last time i explain this on this god forsaken site.
if your federal income tax rate is, say, 35%, you ARE NOT BEING TAXED 35% OF YOUR INCOME.
you are taxed the same amount as everyone else is on your first ~$9000 of income, 10%. on the next ~25000 youre taxed 15%, on the next ~45000 youre taxed 25%, and so on. it's called a fucking marginal tax rate.
when you say that your tax rate is 35%, it means 1) you make more than $373,000 and 2) ONLY THE MONEY ABOVE THE FIRST 373,000 IS TAXED AT 35%.
no offense, but if you dont know this and/or don't understand why we don't have a flat tax, then you really are in no position to be arguing with anyone about the tax system in our country. fuck."