Everyone pays >$1000

That is a tough one that everyone should pay at least $1000.

Again choreographed. I think it wont happen in this round of legislation. I think the parties will want it as a clear goal as the country gets wealthier again.

Stop measuring national wealth in billionaires ALONE. The rest of the country matters more.

If you want an economy if you are only letting the pandering go to the .1% what are YOU? That is not an economy.

That is a tough one that everyone should pay at least $1000.

Addressing the wails of one faction that “half of people pay no tax”?

Remember how that sort of thing worked out for Maggie Thacher?

Thatcher reformed local government taxes by replacing domestic rates (a tax based on the nominal rental value of a home) with the Community Charge (or poll tax) in which the same amount was charged to each adult resident.[144] The new tax was introduced in Scotland in 1989 and in England and Wales the following year,[145] and proved to be among the most unpopular policies of her premiership.[144] Public disquiet culminated in a 70,000 to 200,000-strong[146] demonstration in London in March 1990; the demonstration around Trafalgar Square deteriorated into riots, leaving 113 people injured and 340 under arrest.[147] The Community Charge was abolished in 1991 by her successor, John Major.[147] It has since transpired that Thatcher herself had failed to register for the tax, and was threatened with financial penalties if she did not return her form.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher

Steve

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Addressing the wails of one faction that “half of people pay no tax”?

Steve,

As I see it, the half of the people not paying now can not afford to pay it quite honestly. Their pay can go up considerably. Ideally the number of people not paying declines as income increases with demand side economics.

Addressing the wails of one faction that “half of people pay no tax”?

Therein lies the lie. Which “half of people pay no tax?”

Which “half of people pay no tax?” To which tax are they referring?

Lots of people do NOT pay alcohol taxes because they do not consume alcohol.
Lots of people do NOT pay tobacco taxes because they do not consume tobacco products.
Lots of people do NOT pay capital gains taxes because they do not have capital gains.
Lots of people do NOT pay death taxes because they have not died.

And so it goes. There are lots of taxes most people do NOT pay because they do NOT owe them.

So, which taxes should EVERYONE be required to pay?

The answer is from the ones who scream “half of people pay no taxes”. Because there are LOTS of taxes those same screamers do NOT pay…

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