Nov 07, 1996 05:36 AM
by Patrick Alessandra Jr.
> To the best of my knowledge, the taxes were raised on very high
> income individuals and the tax hike did not affect rest of the taxpayers.
Taxes were effectively raised on most people who make over $30,000
a year and certain taxes which effect everyone were implemented. Also
taxes were raised on most social security recipients. The main point is
that very significant committments were broken.
> These very high income taxpayers are the ones who could afford to pay
> extra taxes.
Actually taxing very higher incomes does not generally result in
those individuals paying more in taxes -- it effectively translates into
fewer and lower paying jobs.
The issue of taxation is a very important one theosophically and
esoterically. The coercive use of money is contrary to fundamental
principle and a barter/sharing economy is what is emphasized by the
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