"You won't be happy until Marx himself is presiding in the Oval office"phreaks said:evildictaitor said:*snip*
EDIT: Oh I see you changed your response, how nice.
The fact is that the top 5% of earners already pay 40% of the taxes.
You won't be happy until Marx himself is presiding over the Oval office, will you.
The CEO topic is irrelevant, and has nothing to do with the tax issue or the redistribution of wealth, which is anti-capitalist on it's face.
That would be pretty impressive, given that he's dead.
"The top 5% of earners are paying 40% of the tax"
5% in number-of-people terms - not in percentage-of-GDP terms - and it's going to be much more than 5%. If you think the top 5% should pay 5% of tax, you are saying that people who earn much more should pay much less tax as a proportion of their income, and I'm not sure where you come from, but back here we call that "plain old unfair"