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The last few months the news has been filled with rhetoric about tax rates and the rich not paying their fair share. Reports indicate that somewhere between 48% and 50% of the population pay no income tax and that the richest 1% pay most of the tax collected. I just saw the report today that our "Fearless Leader", Mr. Share the Wealth, the No.1 spokesperson for insuring the wealthy pay "their fair share" paid a lower percentage of tax than I did.......

The Obama's reported $798,694 in income and paid a rate of 20.5%.......mine came out to 26.8% and I sure as hell didn't make $800K...

I know we have to pay taxes to support the military and county's infrastructure; but why not figure out a percentage that all could pay and eliminate the crazy complexity of the tax code. Everyone, except perhaps the infirmed elderly and the truly poor should be able to contribute something. If a flat tax or fair tax was established we could all "share the responsibility" to pay for the benefits we get from the government.

I can't help but believe that if all were paying.....maybe there might not be so many "hands out"(including corporate subsidies)...

At least we'd all have a stake in the game.....as it is, if it doesn't cost you anything.....why not get all you can.....

What do you think?