Are you kidding? You must not know anyone who is really poor, or ever been poor yourself. It's not a "choice." Sure, there are lazy people out there who choose to drink instead of work, but that's some dangerous generalization, and far from a fair appraisal of the situation. It's just more fun and easier to blame the poor people for their situation so you don't feel some social responsiblity and culpability for their socioeconomic status.Do you want to know why??? It's simple really. The top 5 percent (in terms of income) in the US pay 53.8 percent of the total taxes.
The people in the top 50 percent of the income bracket pay 94 percent of income taxes.
The lower 50 percent (half of the united states) pay only 6 percent in taxes.
Please tell me how this is fair?? Welfare breeds stupidity and laziness. Why not force drug tests for welfare?? Force jobs for welfare?? There are reasons bro, it's not all a government conspiracy.
It's all about disposable income. Rich people should pay more because they have more money to spare. If the bottom 50% had to pay 94% of taxes, they wouldn't have ANY money left for ANYTHING. I can't believe there are still people that think the way you do.
And for the record, I had to pay an additional $3000+ on April 15th.
Do you really think that increasing taxes for those who have more disposable income will stymie innovation and industry? Rich people will just "give up," stop trying and settle in for being poor because it's just "too expensive" to be rich? I am highly suspect of the intellectual faculties of anyone who might actually fall for that line of reasoning.