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Does it bother anyone else that the media does not put accountants on tv to discuss taxes, but instead politicians, financiers, and, economists?

Asked by JLeslie (57234points) February 7th, 2010

They talk about raising taxes on the rich, but never have an accountant on tv to discuss how the tax deductions the rich utilize really pan out for them. Only people lile Warrent Buffet have spoken out about how he pays fewer taxes as a percentage of his income than his secretaries, and that taxing him equally would not affect how much business he creates.

Why people want to tax the rich less is beyond me. Literally less is how it works out as a percentage. I just want it to be equal.

I do want to clarify that I do not think “rich” is $250K a year and up, which has been the number out there lately. I would start more around $400K. But this is separate from any discussion about Capital Gains tax, and other write offs.

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