No. There are many wealthy people who also believe wealthy should pay more.
The wealthy have MANY options for retaining gains than poor do not. Offshore bank accounts, clever accounting, founding non-profits to hide wealth in – depreciation on items owned – these are things the poor and middle class cannot access.
So, the wealthy DON’T usually pay even “as much as” the poor or middle class by percentage.
Certain costs are uniform and do not vary by percentage.
My cell phone bill and President Trump’s cell phone bill are identical.
Equivalent housing is priced identically.
Food costs the same for all classes.
Cars cost the same.
Furniture costs the same.
Clothing costs the same.
TV costs the same.
Internet costs the same.
All people need housing, food, clothing, communication, entertainment.
Wealthy and poor can pay equally.
I do not pay less because I have less income.
They do not pay more because they have more income.
No. Cost of the same goods and of the same services is the same for poor and rich.
If I commit a crime, my court fees are the same if I was poor or wealthy.
The wealthy can afford court fees. The poor cannot.
Taxes are a minor part of a person’s money. Most money goes to goods and services and the burden of costs are on the poor and middle class because basic services is a GREATER % of a poor or middle class person’s income than the wealthy.
Taxes are paid once or four times a year.
There’s 364 other days of the year that you spend money on things that are NOT taxes. Those costs are the same for rich and poor.
Taxation is a privilege. You are allowed to accrue wealth in this society.
Of course they invest in businesses. Who issues business licenses and allows them to profit on their land?
Who has final authority over any property and what can be done on it?
The free money they got from the Trump tax cut did not go back into their businesses but into their own and families pockets.
They _might_, but if they were already running a profitable business and are satisfied, they don’t have to.
No, it’s not jealousy. If giving away govt $$$ to the wealthy results in poor people not having housing or food or clothing or basic neccessities, , it’s a lopsided society.
A humane society will take care of Basic Needs. Beyond that, get rich all you like
$1000 for a phone is almost free if you make $9,000,000/yr
1.111111111111111e-2% of income
A wealthy person can pay $100.00 for a tomato.
Poor and middle class need police, which is community owned.
Marcu 14:7 Romanian: Cornilescu
căci pe săraci îi aveţi totdeauna cu voi, şi le puteţi face bine oricînd voiţi: dar pe Mine nu Mă aveţi totdeauna.
which is a misuse of that quote anyway.