I hate the fact that we are drawing lines to distinguish groups when it comes to taxes. Whether you do it by percentage or by flat fee you are still using the tax code to treat one group differently from others.
My wife and I are American citizens. We have invested heavily in our futures when we were young and have done very well for ourselves. Instead of being able to use the fruits of our labor to pay for our kids college tuition (which we can’t deduct), or to provide other opportunities for them, we are expected to pay more taxes … because we can and because a lot of people out there like all there guberment benefits but don’t want to pay for them.
How in the world is that fair?
I’ll accept a percentage but I would like very much to be treated like every other citizen when it comes to taxes.