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A progressive tax system to me seems unfair

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Higher taxes on the wealthy"?

A: It's not right to tax people just "because you can". Similarly I dislike taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, many of which are bought by addicts. They have a hard time stopping, but state coffers are buoyed by taxing their addiction. A progressive tax system to me seems unfair - wealthy people take no more government services than poor people. A straight tax seems more fair - a certain percent across the board, with NO exceptions. That alone helps America rid itself of many lobbyist, who USE the tax code to favor special groups. Income taxes unfairly give power to Congress, lobbyists, and big corporations. They use the tax code selfishly and manipulate the rest of us. No income tax de-fangs them and improves democracy.

Source: Email interview on 2016 presidential race by OnTheIssues.org , Dec 3, 2015

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