I see your point and I had already given your points consideration before I posted my previous post. Most can no longer claim to be ignorant as you and others have explained the same things over and over to them for ages. If they can look up all this other crap that they give for their links, they could look up something on taxes as well.<quoted text>
There's a difference between stupid and ignorant. Ignorant means you don't know something, but might be able to learn or comprehend it. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was ignorant about how to drive a manual shift transmission. I learned.
MANY people are ignorant about how the tax system works, but could learn the basics if they wanted.
Frankly, IMHO, MANY just aren't smart enough to get it, but that may be more of an indication of how complex our tax system is...
That being said, if one doesn't pay income taxes, does one really care about the tax system?
My belief is that most of these people especially ChickenButt, knows very well what the tax laws are and how they work. It just does not fit their socialist agendas to tell the truth about how the tax laws really work. To admit why capitol gains is set up the way it is and how they are really taxed would just ruin the never ending propaganda to incite people to hate people that pay capitol gain taxes.