1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
what so many of you keep referring to as socialism is in actuality communism. this nation has an established history and well defined policy when it comes to communism. it simply will not happen on this soil.
French communisme, from commun common
1 a: a theory advocating elimination of private property b: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed 2capitalized a: a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics b: a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production c: a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably d: communist systems collectively
the ideas that some have shared lack research and understanding of basic governmental systems. to call the idea of gradated taxation a socialist ideal is simply, well, bluntly put... uneducated. gradated taxation has been an essential part of the capitalist system since in inception. it is currently a part of the bush doctrine and the republican lead tax code.
if you think that being taxed for making more is wrong then be glad that you live in the united states where you are not as severely punished as in other nations. be glad that you as a business owner or ceo pay only on average about 15% of your total annual income after deductions and exemptions that were found for you by your very very very expensive accountant. most americans that earn under 250k per year pay upwards of 20% of their total annual income and the most affected are of course those that make the least...
imagine you make only 25k per year and you are asked to pay 20% of you total annual income. That's nearly 5k that comes out of your bank account. Monthly that figures from $2083 per month before taxes to $1666 per month after. For most people that hurts ALOT!
imagine you make $500,000 per year and you are asked to 20% of your total annual income. that adds up to $100,000 leaving you with a good chunk of change. but you manage to get out of paying 5% of that so in reality you pay only 15% yearly. Monthly you take home $41,666 per month. after taxes (remember at 15% because you have a fancy accountant) you take home $35,416 per month. What's the difference!?!?!
NOW, you tell me who can afford to pay more taxes... and then tell me that it's still socialism!!!!