Originally Posted by johnnytang24
Your problem is that you take that at face value. Obviously not everyone can pay X/Y. Kids can't. Other groups can't. So exceptions have to be made, numbers have to be readjusted. The original question is what is 'fair', not 'please devise a comprehensive tax plan including all exceptions, outliers, and every possible scenario.'
I made it very clear in my response that I was taking that particular statement at face value. (In fact, your entire post, which was only 30 words in length.)
It is obviously not "fair". We live in an economy where different individuals receive a different share of the bounty that America has to offer, according to their ability and desire to exploit the resources and the market, and that is, to some extent, the way it should be. Why do you think it is fair for everyone to pay the same amount in, but not get the same amount out?