PLACE YOUR TAXES, FOLKS. DEATH AND TAXES ARE SAID TO BE LIFE’S ONLY CERTAINTIES. WHERE SHOULD THE TAXES COME FROM TO MAKE LIFE LIVABLE FOR ALL. Topic 284: What is the best way to tax people? Countries around the world use different approaches.Which do you think is best? Or should their be no taxes at all? What does it mean for everyone to pay their fair share?
My basic philosophy is not a popular one with a great many people. Simply put it is: “From those who have to those who need.” And yes, that is very simple but probably unacceptable to must of those who have. Sorry, but in a world where some heads of state have billions of dollars while other people starve, something needs to change.
We put people to the moon and brought them back, we are conquering space, created the internet and other amazing technologies, we have prolonged life for many. It is time to put that creativity into figuring out how to make sure everyone is fed, has clean water, shelter, and basic health care. I don’t know all the ins-and-outs of doing that, so I can only say what I want and hope.
The Wall Street sit-ins and the April Spring are sending messages those with money and power will hear and respond to for the benefit of all. No one person needs billions of dollars, no one person needs millions of dollars. Enough is a feast and if all the others have enough, I will not object to the rich becoming even richer.