Our government would have to figure out who the lazy individuals are that take advantage of incentives. I don't know how they would do that but, it would help greatly.<quoted text>
Many people here would say the same thing, and rightly so. It is the middle class everywhere (normally the biggest in numbers too) that provide the lion's share of the costs of society.
But it is difficult to see how that can be different...except that those who earn the most will have to contribute the most. When there is general consensus for that it works.
Where are the borderlines for justice? We also know that much wants more and those who can best afford the extra "burdens" are those who whine the most (at least here that used to be the case).
Today I think that kind of whining has faded and is at a minimum - hardly noticable. Perhaps due to we having had very good times for decades now.
"The blue-eyed Arabs" as we were named after becoming an oil exporting country.
I find with my husbands customers...middle class never argues payments and pays contracts on time. His wealthy clients try and chew down pricing and usually skate around contract payments. Today (Saturday) he has a wealthy client that has avoided his bill for three weeks. He's finally agreed to meet Mike this morning to make payment. Hooray!