I have always been told there are only two things in life that are certain; death and taxes. Now I'm beginning to wonder.
It seems that, if you are a millionaire or billionaire, you can avoid taxes. Can you imagine having a net worth of over $1,000,000,000 and being able to pay fewer taxes than someone that makes less than $100,000 a year? Way too cool.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hold it against someone for making that many zeros; to get there, you or someone in your family has to be pretty savvy. It's not wrong to try making as much money as you can, that's what we all want.
Making that many zeros means you don't have to worry about things like Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare. You also get to hire a bunch of people (with a lot less zeros, by the way) to make sure you get to keep your zeros and not have to give many away to help support those inferior zero makers. If those that make less than 5 zeros can't ever stop working, that's their problem.
Doesn't it seem kind of odd that a lot of the people making the tax laws that limit the amount of taxes on the very wealthy fall within the laws that limit or exempt taxes? Or, if they don't fall within the very wealthy category, large percentages of their campaign contributions come from those that are?
It would seem that those that make zeros have pretty much gotten their tax part solved. Now, GOP, about that death thing.