30 December, 2015

Eleven Things Americans Should Do — Medium

Eleven Things Americans Should Do — Medium:

If a family is driving down the road and the car gets stuck in a ditch, we would be ashamed of a father who said, “I am the strongest, so I shouldn’t have to push as hard as the rest of you.” But that is precisely what rich people do when they exert their influence not to pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes — they are the strongest but refuse the push the hardest.
But after the car is out of the ditch, the family needs to say, “Thanks, Dad, glad you were here — without you, we would probably still be in the ditch.” Many rich people never, ever hear that. Nobody ever tells them “Thank you for paying your taxes!”

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