Originally Posted by arahel_jazz
Think about that the next time you complain about Obama's tax plan.
BTW - I think the base tax rate is around 40-45%, and then there is a luxury tax that ends up taking 25-30% more. It also applies on things like major purchases, like Harley-Davidson motorcycles. You basically end up paying 2X the list price in the end.
I don't follow world governments really close, but from watching a lot of the shows detailing what other countries accomplish, at least their taxes seem to be put to good use. Here in the US the abuse of tax revenues is so extensive that any tax to the government is too much.
Sure, there are a few good programs and expenditures. Think what we could do here if our politicians really were doing what they were elected for.