Originally Posted by Rohirrim
>>It means that, since Reagan, policies and tax code changes have resulted in Romney paying 13% of his income, and his secretary paying 30% of hers. Of course the rich pay the lion's share of taxes collected if you put it all in a big pile and say who put in the most. And their incomes have quadrupled over the last thirty years on these wealth redistributing policies so they are not only making a hell of a lot more, they are keeping a hell of a lot more of what they make. And now they want to balance the budget by cutting grandma's Medicare and SS? <<
And that's why libertarianism will never be taken seriously by mainstream America.
Messing with the social contract/safety net = political suicide.