- Diaper Lover
I really think they need to put the progressive tax system in place because I don't believe people should be able to abuse loopholes just because they have enough money to be able to do soi can understand it to an extent, the base idea is this. Why should the rich pay more then x amount (do note they have to pay taxes) more then they should have to to cover for people that do not help themselves or want to leech. While again this is worth talking about and maybe some think tanks on what that amount is, it has nothing to do with the progressive tax model. No matter what tax model you use, this will be an issue, therefor the 2 are unrelated. So you need 2 different discussions, one that talks about how much the rich should pay, and another about the tax model we use and why its fair or not.
As several of us talked about, including yourself, the idea the rich pay too much to cover people that do not help themselves is an invalid one as they do not pay enough because of the loop holes they exploit. This argument itself has nothing to do with funding people that want to leech off the system because yet again, no matter what amount you tax, no matter the system you use, this issue would exist and therefor have to be treated as different issues.
My only guess I can give for not following this kind of logic may have to do being around a strong right wing echo chamber, where it may be hard to see other points of view from being around one way of thinking.
If they aren't gonna pay a livable wage with Benefits they ought to pay it back and then some via the Progressive Tax System
With that and some clever restructuring I am sure we could start to get back on track as a Country