Alan Carter wrote:I already have a clue and it is cut the spending. The tax rate sure isn't "fair" since 10% of the people are paying well over 80% of the taxes in this country and 50% pay nothing. Since most people aren't open to more taxation, then someone needs to get real about cutting spending. Just cutting waste and corruption would do it for starters. And btw, I have trouble buying lightbulbs and paying for gasoline just like everyone else.
Among the 50% who pay nothing are a good percentage of the wealthiest 1%, and a long, long list of corporations and major business enterprises which take full advantage of the loopholes that can only be utilized if your income is up in those brackets. So you are right. The tax rate isn't fair.
It seems that the source for most, if not all, of this hysteria over Sharia Law in the United States is bogus. It's being invented and promoted by some talk radio deejays and then cited as fact by legislators who, when asked for the source of their information, say "I heard it on the radio." Now there's some real credibility for you. I pointed out that some Republican legislators here in PA have been caught cutting and pasting legislative proposals off special interest websites virtually word for word. You can speculate all you want to about what Democrats do, especially if you don't like them, but it seems like Republicans are prone to this sort of thing. It's a credibility issue. All of the things that have prompted the introduction of legislation to ban the practice of sharia law in the US aren't actually happening, they've been made up. And it isn't the Democrats who are proposing the legislation and feeding the hysteria.