Fairness not equality
Reader comment on: Cut Spending on the Rich
Submitted by benjamin (United States), May 12, 2011 12:28
In a great country, people should be treated fairly, not equally when it comes to taxes. Those who have more should pay more, those with less should pay less. Treating everyone the same means entrenching those with power at the expense of those without. America should strive for the day when a person succeeds and fails based on his/her own efforts, not on the color of his skin, the school district he was born into, or the bank account of his parents. We have a long ways to go.
I also don't follow your logic when you write that you are against reverse robin hood but in the same paragraph lament the Republicans wanting to tip the balance further against the rich. Does this mean things are perfect as they are right now?
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
No, right now I think it is too slanted against the "rich." I agree "Those who have more should pay more, those with less should pay less" but that is true even under a flat tax on income or property or both.
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