Nobody loves to part with their money for nothing, I am against raising taxes for no reason, especially spending my tax money on the poor that refuses to work. Some may argue that it is the right thing to tax the rich and distribute the wealth to the poor, one can also argue that if you are able and refuses to work, you should not receive any free money.
I always believe it is the businessman, the entrepreneur, the founders of companies and inventors that create the country. They contributed the most, for instant, Apple and Microsoft. How many jobs was created directly and indirectly by these two tech giants? One may argue that it is the workers that created Apple and Microsoft, if that is the case, why are there 0 giant companies in the old Communist China, old Communist Russia and North Korea?
Everybody needs to pay taxes, the only question is, how much? I’ve come to believe that sometimes it is too much. Everybody knows Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg works day and night to start their company, whereas most workers have a steady 9 to 5 job and enjoy their time during weekends. Taxes should not be a punishment for working hard, and just like going to the mall, the more you buy, the cheaper it is, the harder you work, the less tax you should pay. Tax brackets should be structured in a way that the more you earn, the less you pay, this will encourage people to work even harder – fair tax rates!
If cigarette taxes are meant to discourage smoking, wouldn’t income taxes discourage working?