Taxes in America are a scheme of the wealthiest people in America to put the entire burden of tax revenue on those who are not wealthy enough to be above paying taxes.
Donald Trump, for example, doesn’t need to pay taxes. He knows how to get away with not paying a single dollar to taxes. Not a single dollar of his billions of dollars goes towards the roads, freeways, schools, parks, public buildings, government employees, nor any of the infrastructure or things that all the rest of Americans, especially the poorest of Americans, pay for and need.
I’m not sure how these people can now receive a salary paid for by the rest of Americans taxes when they themselves don’t pay a penny in taxes for any American.
Meanwhile, Americans, all the rest of them, are burdened with a much high tax rate than they themselves pay, which was recently made EVEN MORE one-sided.
Is what we pay in taxes particularly high compared to some other countries? Yes, even compared to most countries. But it is still much lower than many others. However, is the rate that America’s 1%ers pay in taxes high? No, its one of the lowest, if not THE lowest percentages of tax in the world. America’s Wealthiest, which are a great many of the world’s wealthiest people, pay a lower tax rate than most third-world countries. Even a Kindergartner can figure out who gave them that rate. Themselves. And who wouldn’t? Hey, lets make the poor people in America make their own tax rate too! I for one think .01% will suffice. Make it so. Oh wait, I don’t have the power or money to make it so, a requirement of this so-called free democracy.
What’s unique to America, more than any other country on the planet, is the absolute inequality of taxes, and how the people just accept it. You pay a much higher percentage of taxes than the wealthiest people do. You’re paying sometimes over 30% of your income to state, city, and federal taxes. That’s a very heavy burden for you. If you are super wealthy, you don’t pay any taxes at all. 0%, in fact, notwithstanding you’re in a tax bracket that only requires 1%. Let those lowly peasants pay for the needs of the state and federal governments, as they don’t even have the means to build a hospital or airport, silly plebs.
So if you’re a minimum wage worker, and you bring home $1000 a month, you may pay over $300 in taxes.
That would be absolutely fine if the guys who made a million dollars in a month paid $300,000 in taxes, flat out, and the guys who made a billion dollars paid $300 million in taxes, flat out, as guaranteed as your taxes are to come out of your paycheck.
But they don’t. They don’t pay anything. If they do, it’s around 1%. Well, we can all afford a 1% tax, the wealthy are the only people who think they can’t. Let the poor working single mother of two pay $10 in taxes on her $1,000 a month income, giving her the ability to raise her family and get by. Let the guys making a million dollars squeeze by on $700,000 dollars, and the guys making a billion dollars squeeze by on a measly 700 million dollars. Oh the hardship. You don’t think it’s hardship? Just listen to them cry about having to give that money back to the American people in the form of taxes. They whine the most and the loudest, and more importantly, people listen to them. The people they’ve paid to get into political positions of influence in the government, namely.
That money came from the American people, and the American system. yet it sits in vaults, and on servers, untaxed, not a penny of that going back into society. It may as well have been stolen out of the National Treasury and buried in a chest under a palm tree on a deserted Island somewhere.
You think you can change the tax code, and make things fair? Think again. The politicians are put into their positions of power by the wealthiest people in exchange for a tax law which benefits them and makes their tax obligations all but obsolete.
But wait, this is America, shouldn’t they just do what’s right? Isn’t that “the American thing” after all?
Most certainly not. Modern America and its systemic corruption is the foundation of most of the world’s problems. Its a small group of wealthy elite, faces behind corporate conglomerates, bankers, and ultra-capitalistic businessmen, many of whom are politicians themselves and their ilk that work together to consolidate power, lawmaking power, political power, economic power, and financial power, who have no qualms doing absolutely anything necessary to bring more power or money or control to themselves.
For such the Ends always justify the Means, absolutely whatever means necessary are completely justifiable, if the Ends are more sump’in-sump’in for themselves.
Its an endless perpetual cycle of the most selfish and greediest people making the most selfish and greediest decisions for themselves, decisions which affect the everyone, the effect on others being a mere inconsequential side note to their primary imperialist agenda.
The money and power has gone straight to the heads of this group, and they believe themselves to be a type of elite royalty or Aristocracy.
Money which has been stolen from the American people. Yes, over 30% of their wealth belongs to you, your children, your grandchildren, your neighbors, your friends, family, and community. Trillions of dollars that would make your life the Utopia that was the American dream at some point (apparently). But what are you to do when those who make the laws, are the ones who are bound to their financiers/enablers to make whatever suits them legal?
A shining example of the Capitalist spirit, doing everything possible to make everything work for yourself and you alone, making yourself as wealthy as possible regardless of anything or anyone else.
Its a system which always needs to manufacture new enemies by playing to people’s prides and prejudices, and preying upon their fears and xenophobic ignorance.
It began with the n*gger, a thinly veiled attempt to hide malicious financial corruption in government, and robbing the American people blind, raping your government with wild abandon. Then that enemy had to be called “black people” to seem like they were being nicer about it, as if they had a moral or something resembling it. Then it had to be further veiled as “criminals and drug users”, disenfranchised poor and desperate people in the inner cities with a government who was able to get everyone on board with hating and fearing them because of their skin color, tattered clothing, illness or economic status. Now it’s just about immigrants in general.
Political power is about social class warfare, race warfare, international warfare, moral warfare, war on anything and everything as long as it keeps people angry and rabidly hating and attacking something, in order to keep them blinded to the magnificent sleight of hand that is the great scheme of holding onto power, and forcing injuries upon the people, having them accept the injustices done to them, and even protecting and defending those oppressing and exploiting them, all in the name of hyper-patriotism.
Thus nothing changes. The average white American is their own problem, as well as the problem of all truth, justice and equality. They are like puppets told who and what to hate, who the next flavor of the month to hate is, and who’s the next big enemy behind door number 3.
All for power, money, and unlimited. selfish. greed.
Inequality reigns Supreme in America.
Run, oh world, lest you fall victim to the Schemes of the Schemers who Schemed the Schemes which have bound us all in these Schemed-up chains.