Re: Ya don't say?
You don't have to do it all by yourself. Going by the fact Obama won the last election, I would say around half, or possibly a bit more than half the population might be for such a thing. You could start a 'union' of sorts, where all like-minded citizens (the ones who say they are not paying enough taxes) could all send in a few extra bucks. You could then hold your head high, and say you did your part, instead of saying that you sure would do your part, except for those *&*^(*& Republicans won't allow it.
Re: Ya don't say?
Yesterday made me think about something.
What if MLK thought the same way? You know, 'Something has to be done, but since other people won't vote the government to do it, I shouldn't even try?
Or Mother Teresa?
If you REALLY look at history, many, if not most of the people who did great things, did so by starting a movement by themselves, and then getting the people behind it, rather than making the governnment do it for them, and complaining about everyone else.
Wouldn't you rather be known as being another person along the lines of MLK, as opposed to one of the guys on the balcony of the 'Muppet Show'?
Oh, and I still don't think 'higher' taxes are the answer, so much as cutting unneeded spending, and getting rid of loopholes so that everyone pays the tax they should. Not to beat a dead horse, but Buffett pays about 17% income tax on something like 39 million dollars. We all know that the tax rate for people making that much money is MUCH higher, so why isn't he paying that?
I say it is because his lawyers found things in the 15,000 pages or whatever in the tax code that allows him to do it.
Re: Voluntary taxes for those who want bigger government?
Donors of voluntary taxes could decide where and how those dollars are spent. - I don't think that would go down to well with most people. I also means that they can send the country in the direction they want. How would you feel if the payers decided they want a little more socialism, health care, subsidized factories, etc. Would you agree with that or would you pay more to enjoy those facilities. If you didn't you would not be entitled to anything whereas they would be riding high on the gravy train. I'll bet you couldn't keep your trap shut for 5 minutes.