Maybe because there IS NO 33% tax rate. Not now and not two years ago when this strip ran. AND, the 15% rate is not on ALL income. Only investment income - capital gains - is taxed at that rate. THE REASON for the lower rate is to ENCOURAGE individuals to INVEST in companies so that there are JOBS available. And if you invest so that you can have RETIREMENT INCOME, YOU are taking advantage of the capital gains rate yourself. So quit your ignorant !$%*!$%* and educate yourself.
Another thing about taxation is that the tax rates don't apply until AFTER deductions and exemptions have been subtracted. For a lower-income earner, those will be a larger proportion of income that is NOT TAXED than for a higher-income earner.
Your idea of "fair" taxation is "he has more; take his."
I love the comments of some people here stating
that a CEO who pays 15% tax is still paying a lot more money to the government than the average worker who pays 33% tax.
Has it ever occurred to you that it is a percentage?
and that it actually should be the same % to be fair to all, I would believe this is totally against the American Way. If you work hard and make 70 hours a week you have to pay a larger part of your income to the government than when you are rich and make about 50 hours a week
If you say the 15% for Rich people and 33% for average people is ok
you are basically saying that
a bread based at 1 Dollar costs only 1 dollar and 15 cents for the rich
and 1 dollar and 33cents for the average worker.
so in effect your stating that the person who earns less money (say 30.000 dollar)needs to pay more for his food than someone who earns (1.000.000 dollar)
Somehow I believe this is not they way that democracy and capitalism was envisaged...
>Besides, what you are basically arguing is that this is one giant apartment complex and the government is the landlord, thus making all freedoms, property, and rights a complete fiction that exists at the whims of our superiors.
Don't bother trying to paraphrase my arguments, they stand on their own. Please stick to trying to make your own points more lucid, and not by translating mine into something they are not.
It is clear that the benefits afforded to citizens of this country go beyond mere physical infrastructure. There are laws put in place by the government. Laws that clearly favor the well off because they were written by politicians bought and sold by the well off. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that!