A fair scenario?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-27-2001
A fair scenario?
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Thu, 10-21-2004 - 10:36am

Here's a hypothetical situation--

You are in a store buying a gallon of milk priced at $3.25 and you have $200 in your purse.
There is another person also buying the same with $80 in their purse.
When you got to the register, the cashier says "We are charging you $4 for the milk since you have $200 in your purse." The person behind you is charged $3 for the milk since they only have $80 in their purse. Would you feel that's fair?

Now what if it was reversed and you were the one being charged less?

Interesting, huh?



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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 10:42am

I wouldn't shop there anymore or I'd find a milk substitute.


It's common knowledge that savers are penalized in this country.


http://www.freedomworks.org/informed/issues_template.php?issue_id=2091




Edited 10/21/2004 10:45 am ET ET by lbmlbmlb
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-27-2001
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 10:56am
If you don't want to shop there, then you wouldn't want to live in the US anymore either. I was comparing that gallon of milk to the different tax rates for different income levels. It's not really fair. What ever happened to the idea of a flat tax?


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 10:59am
It's alive and well and a good idea.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:02am

The honest truth? If that's what she had to buy groceries for the week and that's what I had to buy groceries for the week, it wouldn't bother me a bit. Why? Because it's a dollar, I can afford it, she can't.

KJ

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:03am

Oh, and you might like this with regard to who pays the most taxes (I didn't write it):


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:18am

my response to this is from the seat of my pants, if you don't mind!

Is your analogy in reference to Kerrys remarks that he would (only) tax the upper 2% of America who makes more than 200K to get all of his ideas and agendas going?! My response to those of you who differ with that point of view is this: If someone whose assets exceed 200K, can still enjoy their million dollar home, pool, fancy cars and lifestyle, what difference should it make? I mean, c'mon what your taxed on comes back to you, in a lot of ways, at tax time. And until we can become a society where we start taking responsibility for our own future, our own retirement et. al., the government will always have the upper hand!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:22am
But maybe you've been sacrificing so as to earn that $200...working two jobs and saving every penny.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:28am

Can you restate that?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:40am
wrong choice of words and bit of exaggeration, sorry. I thought (you) would catch my point thou: that those earning in excess of 200K would be taxed. And my response/debate to that is that if (they) can still enjoy their (million meaning say MORE than I can afford in housing) and lifestyle that (a lot) have, then why should it matter or be reasons for criticism? Are you telling me, that people who make more than 200K are living in modest, less than their means, style of living? I beg to differ.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: morrow5
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 11:46am

See, the difference is, why would I *assume* those were the circumstances? Why would anyone *assume* that? I hope I'm never someone that assumes that. And..it's a dollar. Out of $200. That's not going to make or break me, my child's college career, or my buying the house.

But it might help someone who needs it.

KJ

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