Selling gum, haha. It's impossible to beat the prices of places like Walmart because they can buy in quanity millions of dollars from the manufacturer which in turn gives them the best prices. It's hard to get ahead in America. But once somebody does get a profitable company going they turn on the little guy. Look at GTA IV, the guys at the top keep all the money while the people who actually made the game get less than 1% of what the Housers made. Which is
what a capitalist market is about. But when that greed starts making people suffer*, that's when taxes are needed to protect those who don't hold that type of power.
As for a flat tax. It could be good but here in America companies and corporations have specific bills [or laws] written by them
and for them
to get a different tax rate. It's quite disturbing that they hold so much power that they can submit a bill [or law] to a politician and can get it passed - all for their own benefit.
Welfare is needed, BUT the middle class shouldn't be paying so much towards it, the top 1% need to realize that they have an obligation to actually pay a fair
tax amount. It's sick how people like Romney brag about their low tax payments while owning 9 houses. America is in this hole because of an even tax code, not welfare.
*Not that Hollick "suffered". I'm talking about people being paid minimum wage and such.
Edited by DarrinPA, 14 June 2012 - 10:26 PM.