The Tax Code and why ‘Fair Tax’ is Horribly Unfair
Here’s how the math works out. Estimate how much you spend on groceries each month, and write down that number as a percentage of your net income. Now, configure the net income of someone who makes ten times more than you make. Does that person also spend ten times as much on groceries each month? No. This same calculation applies when figuring your living expenses. The simple truth is that the more wealthy a person is, the smaller percentage of income they have to spend just to survive. It’s this extra disposable income that makes a world of difference. Creating a ‘flat’ or ‘fair’ tax would only make it harder to survive paycheck to paycheck.