petertenthije wrote:bpatus297 wrote:How many people are employed by Bezos, Musk, and Gates? Its more than a few.
How many of those would still be employed if Bezos, Musk and Gates had to pay more taxes. I don’t believe there would be mass layoffs, because the work needs to be done.
It might take Musk a few more weeks or even months (!) to get his private space station, that’s all that would happen.
So are you a tax the rich person? I am all for a flat tax or getting rid of income tax and moving to a national sales tax. The rate should not be dependent on how much you pay, it should be the same percentage for all people including the uber rich and dirt poor. I like the idea of a national sales tax since it would get a contribution from all people, including visitors, who are using services in that area.