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progressive tax is fairer than flat tax

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Started: 11/14/2015 Category: Politics
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the rich should pay a luxory tax, which pays for all the spending that is done on the poor. why is it fair to make everyone pay it when most people are just able to take care of themselves and not taking such large amounts of resources?

imagine if the earth was owned by a trillionaire who owned all the earth but a plot of land where everyone else resides. natural law would say they could branch out, plant crops etc on the other land, but the law of man has prevented that. this is not so far fetched..... half the worlds resources are owned by less than a percent of the population.


I will accept your debate. Sorry work was busy the past couple of days.

I am not sure what this notion of fair is to the pro. The definition of fair goes against every fiber of a progressive tax. In the U.S., fair is getting to use what YOU earn. In a Flat tax system you pay the same rate as every individual in that society. There is no bias based on the amount of capital you have earned. This logic makes a flat tax fairer than a progressive tax.

I am not going to address either of your arguments; they are both nonsensical.
Debate Round No. 1


What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


I am sorry, was this a debate re-enactment of Billy Madison or are we discussing Progressive tax vs. Flat tax in terms of fairness?

Progressive Tax: a tax in which the tax rate increases as the taxable amount increases.

Flat Tax: a tax system with a constant marginal rate, usually applied to individual or corporate income.

Fair: marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

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Logic dictates that Flat tax is fairer than Progressive tax based on the definition of fair.

And just for s**ts and giggles. Only the rich should pay a luxory tax. Who are these rich people, What percentage of the population are they? According to IRS data, the people in the 1% don't stay there from year to year. So how are you going to keep tabs on these rich people and make sure they are paying their luxury tax? You can't, that is why luxory tax is applied as a consumer tax. If you make $30k/yr or $500k/yr and purchase a Range Rover you goin pay that luxory tax.
Debate Round No. 2


dairygirl4u2c forfeited this round.


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