Guess who pays less taxes than you?

$144 Billion for Walmart
$144 Billion for Walmart

What do you think?

Similarly, Billionaire Warren Buffet has been pointing out repeatedly for years that he pays less in taxes as a percentage of income than his secretary.(1)

Do you think the rich should pay less taxes as a percentage of income than working families? Please leave a reply letting me know what you think.

Published by Scott Hughes

I am the author of Achieve Your Dreams. I also published the book Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction. I have two kids who I love so much. I just want to be a good role model for them. I hope what I do here makes them proud of me. Please let me know you think about the post by leaving a comment below!

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. Years ago some billionaire was being lauded for all he gve to charitable endeavors–and it was a wad big enough to choke an apatasaur.

    My elderly mother was in the middle of her A.D. demise so I’d been doing her taxes and was aware of the level of her charitable giving vs her income and was easily able to compare it percentage-wise with that of the particular billionaire in-question. It may have been Perot. My lower-middle-class mother was giving a larger percentage of her income and net worth than the billionaire.

    Sounds terrible huh? But here’s the other side. If only people like her supported charity there’d be so much less of it to go around that things would seem even more horrible to you than they evidently do now.

    And it’s the same with Buffet and his secretary. They may pay a lower percentage but they’re still the rising-tide of taxable income and assets that floats all our boats which would otherwise be stuck in a foetid morass of muck which underlies our particular “sea” right now.

    Another oversimplification that relies on a partial data set designed not to inform, but rather to incite. In this case I believe that it’s designed to incite suicidal sociological stupidity. I don’t know if you’re one of the originators of the design or simply yet one more vendor but you really need to find honest work and leave this sort of nonsense to the professionals inside the beltway. Believe me they already do all the damage in this regard that needs doing and “then some”.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *