Monday, March 18, 2013 4:45:59 AM
@alltagstod: The region of declining revenue includes corruption in its construct and never states that even at optimum levels that corruption vanishes, merely that it becomes far less prominent, this spans all income brackets too not simply the rich, anyone can cheat on their taxes rich, middle class, or poor. Secondly, it does not correlate to any of the fallacies of logic since it is based on deductive reasoning and empirical data. Which fallacy did you believe it was by the way? Even if you did tax the rich more because you dislike this, your revenue produced will continue to fall. The gov. will take in less money then it is presently and as taxes increase so will the amounts corruption. Everyone, not simply the rich, hopes to save their own money, including Warren Buffet. If a person wishes to give everything they own away, they are an outlier and not statistically relevant. It is even considered a sign of mental illness according to the DSM.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:30:16 AM
@richanddead The rich already hide their money, so your "region of declining revenue" is a fallacy. People with money will always look for ways to not part with that money, especially where the government is concerned(exceptions made for Warren Buffet and the like). SO in fact, since the rich already are hiding their money, we might as well go for a hiked up tax rate on them anyways.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:08:10 PM
as I said before,
Taxation and revenues are a clinically defined mathematical sum based on thousands of years of market study, not a generalized feeling of quality like "fairness" or "what should be". I understand the argument but it isn't reasonable, it would hurt more people than it helped.