and everyone for that matter! Ill get straight to the point then explain a little more afterwards *Individuals taxed on a low flat rate *Companies taxed on a sliding scale We have both sides of politics bickering about who should pay the bills, all the focus is always on the individual. Why? We cant keep increasing govt spending and increasing tax on people, where does it end? It'll destroy capitalism because theres no incentive, we all may as well sunbake on the beaches every day and let the state take care of us. No i cant imagine that lasting, how long until the state puts us to work? I think we can see where this may lead us. Theres a number of driving forces today that weren't as predominate earlier, so what worked once may not work again. Such as the baby boomer generation shift in spending, how much they take from healthcare. Our economy boomed on the BBs now they'll become a drain. Meanwhile we cant compete against countries that have no or (*)(*)(*)(*) health/welfare, those with mass poverty who pay basically slave labor rates. My point here is we cant expect to keep spending and somehow we'll get back to the good old days, we need to accept times have changed we face different challenges. I think its really a no brainer most people want to see incentive to work, work to be rewarding, high education standards, promote innovation/ competition most want a safety net but not a welfare society and of course freedom. Now capitalism in it current state is headed in a direction i dont like either. Since everything is profit driven they ship jobs overseas for one, big companies crush the small ones and few dominate the market to an extent that small business people can not compete. As technology improves, robotics ect the less employees they need. Its not so much capitalism thats the problem, its the globalization - but imo this has come about via greedy people and our (*)(*)(*)(*) poor politicians. Maybe just maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. If i were a globalist corporation id be more than happy for people on both sides of politics to be arguing about how much they tax each other, either way i (the global corp) will be a winner long term. They'll have market domination and people working for basically slave labor wages either way, this bickering only causes us to miss the bigger game being played on us imo. Smaller/ start up businesses gain a competitive advantage via the tax system, creating jobs, more advancement opportunities for people, more competition, more reward for innovation (rather than it being snapped up by globalists to exploit and manipulate) ect ect ect..... Imagine the banks for example, more of them, more competition for our custom and NOT to big to fail. Allow capitalism to do its thing with smart regulation, min govt size, min individual taxes. Sure some companies may move countries, but f*ck free trade, thats such a globalist corporation idea anyway. Has this really done us any good? All ive seen is jobs go OS looking for cheap slave labor rates.