[FoRK] Weird... interesting.

HK Pang hkpang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 08:54:02 PDT 2009


I don't understand why people always bring up the super poor or the
super rich when it comes to taxes. I think the real battle is between
the people making 40k and the 80k. There is a diminishing return of
education/effort investment when you move up in this scale. The tax
code/society almost seem to discourage you to make more once you join
the 'middle class'.

The 'middle class' in America is no different from the 'worker class'
in socialist China that existed 30 years ago. Everyone seems to be
provided with the basics but no one is doing significantly better and
everyone is hacking the system. It's hard to move into the 'middle
class' (you need an education). But once you're in, you're most likely
in for life.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
> Pure flat tax is unfair, absolutely. The poor end up with way more then they
> pay, and rich pay way more then they use. The only fair system is that
> everyone pays the same amount, but the poor cannnot afford their 20k/year.


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