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26204, RE: You need to get off of that Rush Limbaugh shit.
Posted by foxnesn, Tue Feb-08-05 12:19 AM
>Some numbers are relevant, some numbers are not. Your
>numbers are not relevant.
>Why in the hell does it matter what percentage of the total
>"burden" is carried by whom?

it matters cause yall say it does. everyday there is bitching about the rich not paying their fair share. 5 percent of the population carry more than half of the burden.

>The burden that matters is the one being placed on the
>*individuals*, and the harm it does to them. The rich
>aren't being driven to the poor-house by their capital gains

of course not. capitalism rewards those who take risks and those that drive the economy because those things are good for society. overly taxing the rich gives less incentive for people to work hard so that their large sums of money can be taxed for your lazy ass.
>And by the way, if it's true that 52 percent of the taxes
>are being paid by a handful of people, it's not a sign that
>they are paying too much in taxes, it's a sign that they are
>more rich than they have any right to be.

lol! socialist line #1 'more rich than they have the right to be.' last time i checked we lived in a free country where creating massive sums of wealth is all part of working hard and taking risks.