Originally Posted by ScotchAndCigar
Sorry, but this isn't 3rd grade; you don't get a gold star for paying more tax dollars than someone else. How hard is it to accept that you have to pay tax on your income? If you earn a dollar more than me, you'll keep more than me, even after taxes. Just be happy you have a good income and move on.
your right, you only get a gold star if you pay more of a percentage of income than the next guy. makes sense that though you pay more its only enough if you are personally penalized for your income level.
If your not worried about how much a person contributes overall to a whole, and only worried about how much they lose of their income, then you have serious personal issues.
In short you dont care at all how much is contributed to the whole, but how much they lose from their income.
Sounds like a punishment to me, and nothing to do with contributing to taxes.