Increasing Income taxes means that we are paying more for those people who have less. If we're are paying more it basically means we are working for them rather than us. Many people who earn enough might be left with less due to the fact that they have to lose more out of their paycheck. Many workers also have to support their families not strangers who do as much as work a bit more. Canadians already have to pay so much on GST and yearly taxes, now adding a higher fee would not be helpful. We already have other ways that help the 'poor'. Such as social programs. If we already have those then why do we need to add more to our tax list. Is Income assistance not enough?
Hello. This is my first debate, so if I break any rules, then I apologize as I am not very familiar with this website. Alright, back to the debate. In this debate, I shall assume you live in the United States, from what you said in your argument and the question you posed. Income taxes should be raised to help the people with lower income. Social programs provide money to those with low incomes by using our taxes already. So therefore, we are already partially working for them. Also, many people who don't have very high incomes have run into some big problem in their life at some time. They may have been born in a poor family and couldn't afford to go to college, or get any higher education. If we pay more to help the lower income, it would help the people increase their standard of living. If they have more money, they may actually be able to go back to school and get a good education. If not them, they would be able to help their children get a good education, and if there are more people with good education, then it would be good for the country in the long run. More people educated would help the US develop faster, and would help decrease the unemployment rate and increase the US standard of living.
I am actually from Canada. So we here already put a lot of money into education. In Alberta specifically over 10% of our fund is used for education. Anyways Canadians already have to pay high income taxes yearly, increasing them would not be helpful as that would increase the chances of tax evasion more which means it is worse for our economy. And people who do pay taxes will have to pay an even higher amount due to the fact of less people completing this responsibility. We have a lot of social programs that still help the needy. Even our school fees don't cost as much k-12. So then why should we be working more for those people instead of ourselves?
But, if you don't pay extra income tax, the social programs that help the needy will not have as much money to work with. So with more money being provided to these programs, they will be able to help a bigger group of people. Also, tax evasion is very hard to get away with. There is not a very high likelihood of successful tax evasion. So, therefore, tax evasion wouldn't be such a problem as you believe it will be. Thus, the tax payers shouldn't have such a problem paying higher income tax. And also, with all due respect, next time when you pose a question like this, please specify what country you are talking about.