Discussion of the New Tax Law
Discussion Leader: Elmer Galbi
The most popular and fair taxes
are taxes on others.
Tax the rich (anyone who has more than you).
Tax corporations (no real people are hurt by this ).
Tax banks and money-lenders
(they have too much money and what they do
is much less important than what you do)
Tax foreign trade
(What voters would would object to taxing foreigners?)
A couple of preliminary questions
1) Was this a Tax Simplification
2) Was this primarily a Middle Class Tax Cut
Let's get to how the law affects many congressmen
What was in the minds of the congressmen who enacted this law
Is the new law Good For The Country
Is the new law Good For You
Which is more important to our representatives in congress
Let's consider the inheritance tax
Discussion of Inheritance Tax
Tax Avoidance is legal.
Tax Evasion is not legal
Is there something fundamentally unfair about the very rich
avoiding the high rates paid by ordinary people?????
Is it moral to require some people pay at a greater percentage rate than others.
The biblical notion of tithing, for example, is entirely universal — everyone gives a tenth
With tithing no one is forced to give half while others gave a tenth.
Let us start by seeing what
the bible says about taxes --
Since this is a Politically Correct Group, I thought
that since we looked at the bible, we should also look at
what the Muslim Koran says sbout taces
Do you think this tax law enacted in a "reasonable way"?
Is our country facing a breakdown of the ability to govern?
Is this a "Tragedy of Commons"