Flat tax is a bullshit idea for the rich.
Money’s value to an individual is logarithmic, not linear.
Each additional dollar has less value to the individual, despite the fact that it represents the same absolute value.
[This is also a component of why people blow their money like impulsive idiots on payday.]
You can bet $1 means more to a homeless man than to Lars Ulrich [chosen for this example because he’s a fucking greedy cunt who helped kill napster].
Take 50% from Bill Gates, and he’s still a rich fucking fuck who can do whatever the fuck he wants. Negligible difference.
Take 50% from me, it might tip things so my wife & I both have to work constantly instead of mostly. Moderate difference.
Take 50% from someone in poverty? Can’t make rent. Can’t pay food. Big difference.
Of course the rich want to be taxed at the same percentage as the poor, because it is to their advantage.
Equality is not the same thing as fairness.
If you have a 2′ person, a 4′ person, and a 6′ person trying to watch a football game over a 8′ fence, you don’t give them all 2′ boxes. You give a 2′ box to the 6′, 4′ to the 4′, and 6′ to the 2′.
The end.Mood: eh
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