Scuzz wrote:With the recent increases in standard deductions many people no longer have "deductible" property taxes or other taxes. I just think you have to look at the whole and not just the base rate. Every time you have to pay a fee for a government "service" you are being taxed. Fees are the new lexicon for tax increase.
ps.....feel free to donate more money to the government...they will take it you know.
Yes, that's a nicely dismissive attitude. An increase in the standard deduction just means you have more you can deduct without having to itemize. That doesn't prevent anyone from itemizing.
If I'm making over 6 figures a year and I'm paying less than 20% in Fed and State income taxes, it's awfully hard to argue that the upper middle class are hideously overburdened, much less the really wealthy. I'd love to see us get closer to traditional conservative tax rates like we had with Eisenhower.