Regardless of whether taxes are raised on the wealthy; it won't affect the real scoundrels who avoid paying income tax; it will affect the people working for a salary who have no choice but to pay.<quoted text>
The above is a dumb post. Why should I or anyone else pay a higher percentage of his income in Federal Income tax. Or a lower rate. Make it fair, we all pay the same rate. After all we are all equal.
PS: I have to note you have no reason their should be a difference American's pay on their incomes. For me a flat tax, the same for all, no deductions.
The wealthy will not ever allow a flat tax. You're focusing on the wrong end of the issue, as usual. It's easier to treat the poor with scorn; however, consider that a person making minimum wage of $8.00 more or less, paying 15% of that is ludicrous when they can barely support themselves without working a few more jobs on top of that.
Example: Boeing has not paid any corporate income taxes in 10 years, they have even filed negative returns even though they are profitable. Try to turn your attention on the big players.