3. Punishing the rich is only fair
It’s generally accepted that raising taxes on the rich would do little to reduce deficits, close funding gaps, or help the economy. When asked about the potential negatives of raising taxes on anyone, the leftist liberals usually just answer that the matter is about “fairness.” What follows are lies about how the wealthy pay less than fast food workers or secretaries.
Some say it’s just “fair” to tax people who have a lot more money than everybody else. The leftists say that it would raise “the morale” of the middle class to have the rich pay more, also using the false argument that the rich people pay less than most middle-class Americans. In reality, nearly 50% of Americans don’t pay any income tax, and a taxpayer would have to make well over $200,000 in regular income to match the rich people’s tax rates (That’s even taking into account the millions upon millions the rich give to charity). It’s also unfortunate to think that any individual’s morale would be raised simply because the government takes more and more from someone else. But perhaps that defines the difference between a liberal and a conservative.