Taxing The Wealthy Is Unfair

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Taxes are a compulsory contribution to the state revenue, levied by the government on workers’ income and business profits or added to the cost of goods, services and transactions. In the United States, nearly everyone is taxed, and it is the taxpayer’s duty to report all income to the IRS. The IRS is the International Revenue Service of the United States federal government; it is responsible for the collection of taxes and enforcement of tax law. Some people try to avoid paying taxes by failing to report some or even all of their income which is an illegal thing to do. Failure to report all or a portion of your income can result in a number of penalties and even jail time. Everyone has to pay taxes and some, such as the wealthy ought to …show more content…

In either case, those who are wealthy should be taxed more. Those wealthy people that have already experienced poverty should be even more willing to support the idea that they should be taxed more because they know how bad conditions are when living in poverty. They know the struggle of having to figure out how to make ends meet, having to sacrifice the things they enjoy such as buying new clothes frequently to keep their families from dying of starvation. If the wealthy are taxed more, they will be helping those stuck in poverty to better their situation and possibly getting out of poverty sooner rather than later. Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist, states, “They have it in their power during their lives to busy themselves in organizing benefactions from which the masses of their fellows will derive lasting advantage, and thus dignify their own lives,” signifying that, the wealthy have not only the power to help those with less, but also the power to dignify their own lives by doing so (183). The article “Taxing the Rich Will Improve the US Economy,” states, “In fact it makes people build and earn a fortune, instead of shooting for quick windfalls. This forces long-term thinking and planning instead of short-term scheming and scamming,” acknowledging, wealthy people are accustomed to having it easy and not helping others, but if

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