[Source: Mike Lester – GoComics]
I know some people — otherwise pretty good people, but with no sense whatsoever when it comes to things like economic reality — that support higher taxes for “the rich.”
Talking with them goes something like this:
Me: So, if someone makes the same amount of money as you, should they pay the same amount of taxes as you?
Them: Of course.
Me: So, what about someone who makes twice as much as you? Should they pay twice as much as you?
Them: Yes, it’s only fair.
Me: What about someone who makes 1,000 as much as you? 1,000 times as much in taxes?
Them: Yes, they should.
They truly have no clue about taxes, and that they just said that higher incomes should get a tax break, not a tax increase. It’s times like those that I wish I had my cluebat with me.