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Old 10-08-2011, 12:36 AM   #125 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
That's not quite what I said, but think about it: what else is there that is priced according to your income? Yet a lot of people evidently think that it's somehow fair for people who make more money to pay far more for the government services they get. So I have to ask: what's fair about that?
He can afford it. The 2012 federal budget is about $12,000 per human being. That's 4/5 of the total annual income of a minimum wage worker, yet ol' Bill earns that much in 116 seconds.

What's your alternative? How are you going to get all of the government services at the federal, state and local level to a flat price that somebody making the federal minimum wage of $15,080 can afford and still eat? And how much should Bill Gates pay to run his 200 foot yacht on the public waterways, since he obviously is using way more than his share of public services?

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